Franklin County, ME

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2022 Population
29,839
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
46.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
2.07% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,890
6.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$170,600
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,000
0.178% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Franklin County, ME had a population of 29.8k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $56,890. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, ME grew from 29,487 to 29,839, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $53,607 to $56,890, a 6.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.74%), White (Hispanic) (0.905%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.576%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.519%).

None of the households in Franklin County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Franklin County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, ME are University of Maine at Farmington (394 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, ME was $170,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.7%.

Most people in Franklin County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, ME is home to a population of 29.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.42% of Franklin County, ME residents were born outside of the country (723 people).

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Franklin County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 817 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 270 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Franklin County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, ME was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.1k ± 128
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    817 ± 141
  3. White (Hispanic)
    270 ± 76
1.55%
Hispanic Population
462 people

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Franklin County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 817 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 270 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.55% of the people in Franklin County, ME are hispanic (462 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
723 people
1.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
562 people

As of 2022, 2.42% of Franklin County, ME residents (723 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, ME was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    832 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    423 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    338 ± 122

Franklin County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, ME employs 14k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,345 people), Educational Services (2,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,705 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,021), Wholesale Trade ($56,471), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,417).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14k
2022 Value
± 813
−0.178%
1 Year decline
± 8.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, ME declined at a rate of −0.178%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, ME, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,411 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,349 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,086 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14k
2022 Value
± 813
−0.178%
1 Year decline
± 8.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, ME declined at a rate of −0.178%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,345 people), Educational Services (2,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,705 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,149
Median earning men ± $2,643
$28,441
Median earning women ± $1,466

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($82,500), Public Administration ($59,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,611), Public Administration ($45,441), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($45,231).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 250
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 204
    Retail Trade
  3. 144
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 49.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.8%), followed by Other (2.4%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Franklin County, ME awarded 394 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 554 male students and 1,283 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, ME are White (344 and 87.5%), followed by Unknown (19 and 4.83%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 3.05%), and Two or More Races (10 and 2.54%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Farmington (394 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, ME are Elementary Education & Teaching (38 and 9.64%), General Psychology (38 and 9.64%), and Higher Education & Administration (37 and 9.39%).

The median tuition cost in Franklin County, ME for a public four year colleges is $8,640 for in-state students and $20,400 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,837 (30.2% men and 69.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,837 students enrolled in Franklin County, ME, 30.2% men and 69.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,535 records, of which 70% were women and 30% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 38 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, ME was Elementary Education & Teaching with 38 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Franklin County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
394 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Farmington with 394 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 100 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, ME, which is 0.34 times less than the 294 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 344 degrees mean that there were 18.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,640) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, ME was $170,600 in 2022, which is 0.605 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $153,500 to $170,600, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, ME is 75.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, ME have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, ME is $56,890. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, ME was Census Tract 9714 with a value of $76,587, followed by Census Tract 9701.01 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $66,793 and $66,000.

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.68%.

Property

$170,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,804
$9,290
Median Property Taxes
±$624

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.7% of the housing units in Franklin County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9714
  2. Census Tract 9701.01
  3. Census Tract 9711

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, ME was Census Tract 9714 with a value of $76,587, followed by Census Tract 9701.01 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $66,793 and $66,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,890
Median Household Income
± $2,475
12.3k
Number of Households
± 727

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.3k households in Franklin County, ME grew to $56,890 from the previous year's value of $53,607.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.28%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Franklin County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.31%) and those who worked at home (9.28%).

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, ME have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.12% of the workforce in Franklin County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, ME have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, ME (3.48k out of 28.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 111 in Franklin County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 36.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.8% of the population of Franklin County, ME has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, ME see 944 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (934 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2726 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 312 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

944 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, ME

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, ME see an average of 944 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (934 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.19%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, ME declined by 9.73% from 10.2% to 9.19%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.2 in Franklin County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.4% in Franklin County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Franklin County, ME.

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