Somerset County, Maine Population 2021

Somerset County, Maine's estimated population is 50,474 with a growth rate of -0.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Somerset County, Maine is the 10th largest county inMaine. The 2010 Population was 52,216 and has seen a growth of -3.34% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150,474-5-0.01%
202050,479-5-0.01%
201950,484-5-0.01%
201850,4891380.27%
201750,351-195-0.39%
201650,546-183-0.36%
201550,729-506-0.99%
201451,235-463-0.90%
201351,698-108-0.21%
201251,806-124-0.24%
201151,930-286-0.55%
201052,2162,4494.92%
199049,7674,73910.52%
198045,0284,43110.91%
197040,5978482.13%
196039,749-36-0.09%
195039,7851,5404.03%
194038,245-866-2.21%
193039,1111,9405.22%
192037,1718702.40%
191036,3012,4527.24%
190033,8491,2223.75%
189032,6272940.91%
188032,333-2,278-6.58%
187034,611-2,142-5.83%
186036,7531,1723.29%
185035,5811,6694.92%
184033,912-1,875-5.24%
183035,78714,00064.26%
182021,7878,87768.76%
181012,9100.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.01% (-5)
County Website
State
Founded
1809
County Seat
2010 Population
52,216
Growth Since 2010
-3.34% (-1,742)
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Somerset County, Maine Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,75996.51%
Two or More Races9501.88%
Black or African American3130.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native2440.48%
Asian1940.38%
Some Other Race600.12%
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Somerset County, Maine Population by Race

Somerset County, Maine Population Pyramid $2021

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Somerset County, Maine Median Age

46.4


Total

45.8


Male

47


Female

Somerset County, Maine Adults

There are 40,783 adults, (10,445 of whom are seniors) in Somerset County, Maine.

Somerset County, Maine Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Somerset County, Maine Sex Ratio

Female

25,499

50.47%

Male

25,021

49.53%

Somerset County, Maine Population by Age

Somerset County, Maine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Somerset County, Maine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female54.2%45.8%
Non Family67.2%32.8%
All76.1%23.9%
Male81.4%18.6%
Married87.5%12.5%

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Somerset County, Maine Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3212.3376.1
Married10,1662.8587.5
Non Family7,8531.3167.2
Female2,3013.154.2
Male1,0013.3181.4

2.81

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Somerset County, Maine Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2543.36%
9th to 12th Grade3,0808.24%
High School Graduate15,09340.38%
Some College7,23419.35%
Associates Degree4,55612.19%
Bachelors Degree4,36811.69%
Graduate Degree1,7914.79%
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Somerset County, Maine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Somerset County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,04831,9875,889
2+ Races513461130
Hispanic30826652
Black21017511
Native American19513931
Asian1415346
Other Race1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.62%.

Somerset County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,274$38,383$26,106
Less Than 9th Grade$13,750$17,969$11,875
High School Graduate$27,126$32,750$21,124
Some College$32,099$44,393$26,256
Bachelors Degree$43,397$56,223$34,954
Graduate Degree$59,792$66,875$59,077

$31,274

Average Earnings

$38,383

Average Male

$26,106

Average Female

Somerset County, Maine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Somerset County, Maine Language by Age

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Somerset County, Maine Language

96.92% of Somerset County, Maine residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Somerset County, Maine Language

Somerset County, Maine Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,6249,39019.72%
Multiple88123526.67%
Hispanic53020238.11%
Native24415563.52%
Asian1899550.26%
Black3005418.00%
Other60915.00%

20.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.91%

Male Poverty Rate

21.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Somerset County, Maine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, Maine is Native, with 63.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Somerset County, Maine is Other, with 15.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.43%.

Somerset County, Maine Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.99%
High School20.01%
Some College10.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%

Somerset County, Maine Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.41%
Male Unemployed26.92%
Female Employed8.65%
Male Employed7.95%

Somerset County, Maine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Somerset County, Maine Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,256$56,316
Families$55,156$68,335
Married Families$65,957$77,574
Non Families$21,836$32,188
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Income by Household Type

Somerset County, Maine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Somerset County, Maine Married by Age and Sex

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Somerset County, Maine Marriage

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

Somerset County, Maine Marital Status by Race

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Somerset County, Maine Marital Status

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4,303

Number of Veterans

4,006

Male Veterans

297

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,744
First Gulf War855
Second Gulf War521
Korea266
World War II96

Somerset County, Maine Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,310
55 to 64981
35 to 54954
75+832
18 to 34226

Somerset County, Maine Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,19610.60%
Black5424.66%
Native American2713.85%
2+ Races234.02%
Hispanic112.95%
Other Race35.17%

Somerset County, Maine Veterans by Race

Somerset County, Maine Veterans by Education

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9.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Somerset County, Maine Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Somerset County, Maine Employment by Age

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Somerset County, Maine Employment by Race

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Somerset County, Maine Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.12%

Born in Somerset County, Maine

98.32%

Native Born

1.68%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.32% of Somerset County, Maine residents were born in the United States, with 72.12% having been born in Maine. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Somerset County, Maine Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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