Skowhegan SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
5
Diversity
4
Safety
6
Amenities
6
Education
5
Commute
8.5

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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
6,476
Unemployment
8.6%
Poverty
20.3%
Median Home
$85,800
Median Income
$29,924
Median Rent
$732

Rankings for Skowhegan in Maine

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Map Of Skowhegan, ME

Population over time in Skowhegan

Year Population % Change
2017 6,476 -2.8%
2016 6,662 6.4%
2015 6,260 0.7%
2014 6,219 -0.4%
2013 6,242 -3.0%
2012 6,438 0.1%
2011 6,434 -5.3%
2010 6,794 -

Crime in Skowhegan Per 100k

Crime Skowhegan ME USA
Violent Crime 218.0 121.0 382.9
Murder 0.0 1.7 5.3
Robbery 36.3 18.6 98.0
Aggravated Assault 133.3 65.3 248.9
Property Crime 3476.7 1507.1 2362.0
Burglary 569.4 249.6 430.4
Larceny 2774.1 1198.1 1694.0
Car Theft 133.3 59.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Skowhegan

White
95.3% (6,173)
African American
0.3% (21)
American Indian
0.8% (54)
Asian
0.8% (55)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.7% (112)
Hispanic
0.9% (61)
Race Skowhegan ME USA
White 95.3% 93.6% 61.5%
African American 0.3% 1.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 1.1% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 1.9% 2.3%
Hispanic 0.9% 1.5% 17.6%

Household Income For Skowhegan, Maine

Less than $10,000
9.9% (64,112)
$10,000 to $14,999
14.5% (93,902)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (105,558)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.7% (88,721)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.9% (57,636)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.2% (130,815)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.0% (51,808)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.6% (42,741)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (7,771)
$200,000 or more
0.7% (4,533)
Income Skowhegan ME USA
Less than $10,000 9.9% 6.4% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 14.5% 5.7% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 10.8% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.7% 10.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.9% 13.8% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.2% 19.2% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.0% 12.9% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.6% 12.8% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 4.1% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 0.7% 3.7% 6.3%

Gender in Skowhegan

Female
51.3% (3,322)
Male
48.7% (3,153)
Gender Skowhegan ME USA
Female 51.3% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Skowhegan for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.3% (406)
9-12th Grade
12.3% (793)
High School / GED
37.1% (2,401)
Some College
17.2% (1,111)
Associate's Degree
10.2% (657)
Bachelor's Degree
11.2% (727)
Master's Degree
2.3% (145)
Professional Degree
2.0% (129)
Doctorate Degree
1.6% (102)
Education Skowhegan ME USA
< 9th Grade 6.3% 2.8% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 12.3% 5.1% 7.2%
High School / GED 37.1% 32.3% 27.3%
Some College 17.2% 19.5% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 10.2% 10.0% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 11.2% 19.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 2.3% 7.8% 8.4%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.8% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.6% 1.3% 1.4%

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