Kennebec County ranked 6th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Kennebec County ranked 6th among counties in Maine by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Kennebec County residents was an inflation-adjusted $26,756 per year. Kennebec County had 51,055 households in 2017, with a population of 121,289.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Cumberland County. Cumberland County's median income was $32,098 per year after adjusting for inflation – $5,342 more than Kennebec County. It had 118,807 households in 2017 and a population of 289,173.

Aroostook County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Maine, with a median income of only $21,284 per year. That was $5,472 less than the median income in Kennebec County at the time. Aroostook County had 29,844 households in 2017 and a population of 68,840.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Maine counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Cumberland County
32,098
2
Sagadahoc County
31,701
3
York County
30,212
4
Lincoln County
27,218
5
Knox County
27,061
6
Kennebec County
26,756
7
Androscoggin County
26,498
8
Hancock County
26,330
9
Waldo County
25,700
10
Penobscot County
23,501
11
Franklin County
22,896
12
Oxford County
22,294
13
Piscataquis County
21,888
14
Somerset County
21,690
15
Washington County
21,367
16
Aroostook County
21,284
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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