Somerset County ME Information


Somerset County Subdivisions

Somerset County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,732
Population in Households 53,017
Population in Familes 40,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 715
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 22,744
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 14,720
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,781 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,963 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,378 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $120,348
Average Home Value $144,938


Median Household Income $38,287
Average Household Income $51,278
Per Capita Income $22,016
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.42%
Households 0.59% 0.5%
Families 0.4% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Somerset County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Somerset County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 50th
Population Density1 # 13 25th
Diversity Index2 # 14 19th
Median Household Income # 13 25th
Per Capita Income # 14 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.