Living in Skowhegan, ME

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Skowhegan SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
5
Amenities
6
Education
5
Commute
8

Skowhegan, ME Crime Report

283
Total Crimes
3,441.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
34.00%
Above National Average

Skowhegan, ME Cost Of Living

94
Skowhegan's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Skowhegan, Maine Info Snack

Skowhegan /skahin/ is the county seat of Somerset County, Maine, United States. Skowhegan was originally inhabited by the indigenous Abenaki people who named the area Skowhegan, meaning "watching place [for fish]." The native population was massacred or driven from the area during the 4th Anglo-Abenaki War. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,589. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture is an internationally known residency program for artists, though it is technically located in neighboring East Madison. Every August, Skowhegan hosts the annual Skowhegan State Fair, the oldest continuous state fair in the United States.
Population
6,434
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
21.2%
Median Home
$101,600
Median Income
$36,688
Median Rent
$738

Skowhegan, ME Photos

Rankings for Skowhegan in Maine

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Map Of Skowhegan, ME

Population over time in Skowhegan

Year Population % Change
2017 6,434 -0.6%
2016 6,476 -2.8%
2015 6,662 6.4%
2014 6,260 0.7%
2013 6,219 -0.4%
2012 6,242 -3.0%
2011 6,438 0.1%
2010 6,434 -5.3%
2009 6,794 -
Crime/100k Skowhegan ME USA
Violent Crime 304.0 112.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.8 5.0
Robbery 12.2 17.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 133.8 60.0 246.8
Property Crime 3137.5 1357.8 2199.5
Burglary 377.0 202.7 376.0
Larceny 2687.6 1097.1 1594.6
Car Theft 73.0 58.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Skowhegan

White
94.4% (6,073)
African American
0.1% (8)
American Indian
1.5% (96)
Asian
1.1% (68)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.2% (142)
Hispanic
0.7% (47)
Race Skowhegan ME USA
White 94.4% 93.4% 61.1%
African American 0.1% 1.3% 12.3%
American Indian 1.5% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 1.1% 1.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 0.7% 1.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Skowhegan, Maine

Less than $10,000
6.9% (44,665)
$10,000 to $14,999
15.6% (100,660)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.7% (101,096)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (72,336)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.2% (71,900)
$50,000 to $74,999
22.6% (145,108)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (54,034)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.7% (36,603)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (16,994)
$200,000 or more
0.0% (0)
Income Skowhegan ME USA
Less than $10,000 6.9% 6.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 15.6% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.7% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.2% 10.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.2% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 22.6% 19.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 13.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.7% 13.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 4.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.0% 4.1% 7.0%

Gender in Skowhegan

Female
52.0% (3,348)
Male
48.0% (3,086)
Gender Skowhegan ME USA
Female 52.0% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Skowhegan for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (579)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (643)
High School / GED
35.0% (2,251)
Some College
20.0% (1,286)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (707)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (707)
Master's Degree
3.0% (193)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (64)
Education Skowhegan ME USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Skowhegan

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

rawritskaitie

i live in Skowhegan and its actually not all that bad here!,

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