Somerset County is located in north-central Maine. The County Seat is Skowhegan and the largest city is Skowhegan. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.somersetcounty-me.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 51,163 and the 2010 census population was 52,228. The land area is 3,924.40 square miles and there are 13.3 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 87.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $111,100, there are 21,692 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,513, the median household income is $38,642, and 17.8% of the persons in Somerset County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,351. Retail sales (in $1000) were $577,288, and sales per capita were $11,211. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20%.
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