Skowhegan, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Skowhegan, Maine - Basic Facts

The Skowhegan Census Designated Place had a population of 6,207 as of July 1, 2017. Skowhegan ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Skowhegan is located at latitude 44.7781 and longitude -69.7122 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Skowhegan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.72 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Skowhegan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377956) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Skowhegan Census Designated Place is located within Town of Skowhegan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Skowhegan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Skowhegan: Milburn.

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


Total Population 6,207
Daytime Population: Workers 5,310
Daytime Population: Residents 3,653
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,963
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 6,137
Population in Familes 4,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $33,398
Average Household Income $50,735
Per Capita Income $22,891


Total Housing Units 3,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,566 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,247 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $121,777
Average Home Value $140,944


Total Households 2,813
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,610
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 -0.2% -0.21%
Households -0.21% -0.24%
Families 0.07% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Skowhegan, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skowhegan to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 25 82nd
Population Density # 68 48th
Diversity Index # 98 24th
Median Household Income # 113 14th
Per Capita Income # 93 29th

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