Kennebec County ME Information

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Kennebec County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kennebec County ME Housing Affordability Index is 135
State of Maine Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Kennebec County ME Wealth Index is 72
State of Maine Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 124,364
Population in Households 120,728
Population in Familes 91,543
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,636
Population Density 143
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,001
Average Household Income $68,830
Per Capita Income $29,329
Wealth Index3 72

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 63,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,994 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,285 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,933 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $176,408
Housing Affordability Index2 135
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 52,279
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 32,342
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.19% 0.24%
Households 0.24% 0.27%
Families -0.01% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

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Kennebec County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennebec County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 4 81st
Population Density # 5 75th
Diversity Index # 7 63rd
Median Household Income # 7 63rd
Per Capita Income # 7 63rd

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