Skowhegan is a city located in Somerset County Maine. It is also the county seat of Somerset County. With a 2020 population of 6,426, it is the 24th largest city in Maine and the 5636th largest city in the United States. Skowhegan is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,404 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Skowhegan has a population density of 481 people per square mile.
The average household income in Skowhegan is $48,168 with a poverty rate of 17.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $781 per month, and the median house value is $109,300. The median age in Skowhegan is 46.5 years, 46.2 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Skowheganwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.26%.
92.45% of Skowhegan residents speak only English, while 7.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.96% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Skowhegan is Asian, with 84.38% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Skowhegan is Multiple, with 0.66% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.00%.
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Skowhegan
98.03% of Skowhegan residents were born in the United States, with 78.22% having been born in Maine. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.