Waldo County is located in southern Maine. The County Seat is Belfast and the largest city is Belfast. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.waldocountyme.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 39,051 and the 2010 census population was 38,786. The land area is 729.92 square miles and there are 53.1 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 91.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,000, there are 16,448 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,853, the median household income is $42,221, and 16.4% of the persons in Waldo County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,089. Retail sales (in $1000) were $340,345, and sales per capita were $8,857. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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