Kennebec County

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Kennebec County, Maine

125 State St
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 622-0971
Fax: (207) 623-4083
www.kennebeccounty.org

In south-central ME, southwest of Bangor; organized Feb 20, 1799 (prior to statehood) from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For part of the Kennebec River; from an Abnaki Indian word probably meaning 'long, quiet water.'

Area (sq mi):: 951.18 (land 867.58; water 83.60) Population per square mile: 139.50
Population 2005: 120,986 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 3.30%; 1990-2000 1.00% Population 2000: 117,114 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,520; median household $36,498; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,430-$28,421
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Augusta County seat (18,631)
  • Waterville (15,897)

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