Kennebec County, Maine Population 2024

126,972

Kennebec County, Maine's estimated 2024 population is 126,972 with a growth rate of 0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kennebec County, Maine is the 4th largest county in Maine. The 2010 population was 122,074 and has seen a growth of 4.01% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029130,5527160.55%
2028129,8367160.55%
2027129,1207160.56%
2026128,4047160.56%
2025127,6887160.56%
2024126,9727160.57%
2023126,2567160.57%
2022125,5407160.57%
2021124,8249920.8%
2020123,8321,5911.3%
2019122,2411550.13%
2018122,0861160.1%
2017121,9704320.36%
2016121,5384750.39%
2015121,063-214-0.18%
2014121,2771100.09%
2013121,167-443-0.36%
2012121,610-191-0.16%
2011121,801-273-0.22%
2010122,074
1990115,9046,0155.47%
1980109,88914,64215.37%
197095,2476,0976.84%
196089,1505,2696.28%
195083,8816,6508.61%
194077,2316,5409.25%
193070,6916,84710.72%
192063,8449811.56%
191062,8633,7466.34%
190059,1172,1053.69%
189057,0123,9547.45%
188053,058-145-0.27%
187053,203-2,452-4.41%
186055,655-6,866-10.98%
185062,5216,69812%
184055,8233,3386.36%
183052,4859,86223.14%
182042,62310,05930.89%
181032,5647,99332.53%
180024,571-105,981-81.18%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.57% (716)
County Website
Kennebec County
State
Maine
County Seat
2010 Population
122,074
Area
867 mi²
Density
146 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.01% (4,898)
Founded
1799

Kennebec County, Maine Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White116,63394.06%
Two or more races4,3813.53%
Asian1,1210.9%
Black or African American9240.75%
Other race5440.44%
Native American3840.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.01%
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White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kennebec County, Maine Population by Race

Kennebec County, Maine Population Pyramid 2024

Kennebec County, Maine Median Age

44.3

Total

43

Male

45.3

Female

Kennebec County, Maine Adults

There are 100,397 adults, (25,596 of whom are seniors) in Kennebec County, Maine.

Kennebec County, Maine Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kennebec County, Maine Sex Ratio

Female63,32551.07%
Male60,67848.93%

Kennebec County, Maine Population by Age

Kennebec County, Maine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All53,4522.2572.527.5
Married23,9702.8690.39.7
Non Family21,2001.2457.742.3
Female5,8963.154.145.9
Male2,3862.9669.930.1
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2.81

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kennebec County, Maine Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kennebec County, Maine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kennebec County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.2%.

Kennebec County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,243

Average Earnings

$48,481

Average Male

$40,297

Average Female

Kennebec County, Maine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kennebec County, Maine Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kennebec County, Maine Language

95.31% of Kennebec County, Maine residents speak only English, while 4.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.22% of the population.

Kennebec County, Maine Language

Kennebec County, Maine Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White112,80813,86012.29%
Multiple4,18570016.73%
Hispanic2,0451256.11%
Asian84511813.96%
Black77010413.51%
Native3624612.71%
Other491275.5%
Islander1616100%
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12.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.53%

Male Poverty Rate

14.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kennebec County, Maine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kennebec County, Maine is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kennebec County, Maine is Other, with 5.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.45%.

Kennebec County, Maine Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.03%
High School14.83%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.12%
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Kennebec County, Maine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.87%
Male Unemployed44.09%
Female Employed5.76%
Male Employed3.18%
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Kennebec County, Maine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kennebec County, Maine Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kennebec County, Maine Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kennebec County, Maine Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kennebec County, Maine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kennebec County, Maine Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kennebec County, Maine Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,069

Number of Veterans

9,024

Male Veterans

1,045

Female Veterans

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Kennebec County, Maine Veterans by War

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Kennebec County, Maine Veterans by Age

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Kennebec County, Maine Veterans by Race

Kennebec County, Maine Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kennebec County, Maine Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kennebec County, Maine Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kennebec County, Maine Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kennebec County, Maine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.36%

Born in Kennebec County, Maine

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Kennebec County, Maine residents were born in the United States, with 70.36% having been born in Maine. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Kennebec County, Maine Place of Birth

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