Franklin County, ME

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Population

30,177

0.307% decline

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$45,541

5.89% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Number of Employees

14,426

0.586% growth

Median Property Value

$136,300

2.95% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, ME had a population of 30.2k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $45,541. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, ME declined from 30,270 to 30,177, a -0.307% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,007 to $45,541, a 5.89% increase.

The population of Franklin County, ME is 95.8% White Alone, 1.53% Two or More Races, and 1.29% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, ME speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, ME are University of Maine at Farmington (411 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Franklin County, ME is $136,300, and the homeownership rate is 79.8%. Most people in Franklin County, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, ME is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, ME employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,531 people), Educational Services (1,908 people), and Retail Trade (1,663 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,625), Utilities ($56,799), and Wholesale Trade ($49,167).

Median household income in Franklin County, ME is $45,541. Males in Franklin County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Franklin County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,541

2017 value

± $2,739

5.89%

1 Year Growth

± 7.73%

Households in Franklin County, ME have a median annual income of $45,541, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,007 in 2016, which represents a 5.89% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9714

  2. Census Tract 9706.01

  3. Census Tract 9711

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, ME was Census Tract 9714 with a value of $59,769, followed by Census Tract 9706.01 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $49,120 and $47,661.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, ME (3.58k out of 28.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,369 ± 378

  2. Two Or More

    140 ± 109

  3. Asian

    55 ± 109

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.4k

2017 Value

± 751

0.586%

1 Year growth

± 7.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, ME grew at a rate of 0.586%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,993 people), Management Occupations (1,315 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,227 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,993 people), Management Occupations (1,315 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,227 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.06 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.48 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, ME, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,163), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($59,792), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k

2017 Value

± 751

0.586%

1 Year growth

± 7.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, ME grew at a rate of 0.586%, from 14.3k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,531 people), Educational Services (1,908 people), and Retail Trade (1,663 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Franklin County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,531 people), Educational Services (1,908 people), and Retail Trade (1,663 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.73 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.43 times), and Construction (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, ME, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,625), Utilities ($56,799), and Wholesale Trade ($49,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $7.7B

  2. $3.41B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$41.8B

2015 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.48B

  2. $3.07B

  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Franklin County, ME has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin County, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, ME see 882 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.75% increase from the previous year (842 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2727 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 361 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

882 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, ME see an average of 882 patients per year. This represents a 4.75% increase from the previous year (842 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, ME declined by 7.49% from 10.9% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Franklin County, ME is home to a population of 30.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.83% of Franklin County, ME residents were born outside of the country (553 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, ME is composed of 28.9k White Alone residents (95.8%), 463 Two or More Races residents (1.53%), 390 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 138 Asian Alone residents (0.457%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.424%), 93 Black or African American Alone residents (0.308%), 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0961%), and 28 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0928%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, ME was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Franklin County, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, ME residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.83%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

553 people

2.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

684 people

As of 2017, 1.83% of Franklin County, ME residents (553 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Franklin County, ME was 2.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Franklin County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, ME was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.9k ± 40

  2. Two or More Races

    463 ± 96.5

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    390 ± 122

In 2017, there were 62.4 times more White Alone residents (28.9k people) in Franklin County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 463 Two or More Races and 390 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Franklin County, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin County, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin County, ME are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,204 ± 148

  2. Korea

    313 ± 83

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    274 ± 115

Franklin County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, ME awarded 411 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, ME is skewed towards women, with 651 male students and 1,349 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, ME are White (343 and 83.9%), followed by Unknown (45 and 11%), Two or More Races (9 and 2.2%), and Asian (5 and 1.22%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Farmington (411 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, ME are General Psychology (47 and 11.4%), Elementary Education & Teaching (38 and 9.25%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (29 and 7.06%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, ME are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,352 and $17,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2015, 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

411 degrees awarded

$8,352

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Farmington with 411 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

140

Degrees Awarded to Men

271

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, ME, which is 0.517 times less than the 271 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    343 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, ME were to White students. These 343 degrees mean that there were 7.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, ME was $136,300 in 2017, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,400 to $136,300, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, ME is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, ME have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,541

Median Household Income

± $2,739

11.6k

Number of Households

± 596

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.6k households in Franklin County, ME grew to $45,541 from the previous year's value of $43,007.

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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Housing

Property Value

$136,300

2017 Median

± $5,477

$132,400

2016 Median

± $5,659

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, ME grew to to $136,300 from the previous year's value of $132,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin County, ME 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

79.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.8% of the housing units in Franklin County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin County, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, ME have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Franklin County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Walked

    6.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, ME was Drove Alone (76%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Walked (6.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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