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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    For example, when a law enforcement and legislative crackdown on drunken drivers caused severe crowding in Kennebec County, Maine, the sheriff devised an innovative alternative to jail confinement that combined weekend use of local schools, offender labor to.
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