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Maine Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for Maine counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.

Maine Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
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Androscoggin Co.103,79345,960497.2326.95470.27220.797.7Androscoggin Co.
Aroostook Co.73,93838,7196,828.79157.256,671.5411.15.8Aroostook Co.
Cumberland Co.265,612122,6001,216.89381.38835.51317.9146.7Cumberland Co.
Franklin Co.29,46719,1591,744.3146.501,697.8117.411.3Franklin Co.
Hancock Co.51,79133,9452,351.03763.331,587.7032.621.4Hancock Co.
Kennebec Co.117,11456,364951.1883.60867.58135.065.0Kennebec Co.
Knox Co.39,61821,6121,142.10776.43365.67108.359.1Knox Co.
Lincoln Co.33,61620,849699.81243.82455.9973.745.7Lincoln Co.
Oxford Co.54,75532,2952,175.2697.262,078.0026.315.5Oxford Co.
Penobscot Co.144,91966,8473,556.14160.413,395.7342.719.7Penobscot Co.
Piscataquis Co.17,23513,7834,377.36411.143,966.224.33.5Piscataquis Co.
Sagadahoc Co.35,21416,489370.19116.29253.90138.764.9Sagadahoc Co.
Somerset Co.50,88828,2224,095.37168.873,926.5013.07.2Somerset Co.
Waldo Co.36,28018,904852.74123.01729.7349.725.9Waldo Co.
Washington Co.33,94121,9193,254.91686.442,568.4813.28.5Washington Co.
York Co.186,74294,2341,271.34280.43990.92188.595.1York Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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