Washington County ME Information


Washington County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 33,240
Population in Households 32,404
Population in Familes 24,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 836
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 14,683
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 8,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,687 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,996 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,510 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $114,794
Average Home Value $160,003


Median Household Income $36,044
Average Household Income $47,680
Per Capita Income $21,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.24%
Households 0.42% 0.4%
Families 0.22% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.


Washington County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington 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 # 14 19th
Population Density1 # 14 19th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 15 13th
Per Capita Income # 16 6th

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