Somerset County ME Information


Somerset County Subdivisions

Somerset County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 52,802
Daytime Population: Workers 20,506
Daytime Population: Residents 29,505
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,011
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 52,087
Population in Familes 40,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 715
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $39,342
Average Household Income $52,947
Per Capita Income $22,578


Total Housing Units 31,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,455 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,746 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,426 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $120,778
Average Home Value $142,478


Total Households 22,201
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 14,346
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% -0.02%
Households 0.17% -0.01%
Families -0.01% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.46%


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, 2017 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 Density # 13 25th
Diversity Index # 14 19th
Median Household Income # 13 25th
Per Capita Income # 15 13th

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