Waldo County, Maine facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Maine
Maine's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Samuel Waldo|
|• Total||853 sq mi (2,210 km2)|
|• Land||730 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Water||123 sq mi (320 km2) 14%%|
|• Density||46.433/sq mi (17.928/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Waldo County is a county in the state of Maine, in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 39,607. Its county seat is Belfast. The county was founded on 7 February 1827 from a portion of Hancock County and named after Brigadier-General Samuel Waldo, proprietor of the Waldo Patent.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 853 square miles (2,210 km2), of which 730 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 123 square miles (320 km2) (14%) is water.
- Penobscot County, Maine – northeast
- Hancock County, Maine – east
- Knox County, Maine – south
- Lincoln County, Maine – southwest
- Kennebec County, Maine – west
- Somerset County, Maine – northwest
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
1990–2000 2010–2016 2018
As of the 2010 United States census, there were 38,786 people, 16,431 households, and 10,627 families living in the county. The population density was 53.1 inhabitants per square mile (20.5/km2). There were 21,566 housing units at an average density of 29.5 per square mile (11.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.3% were English, 21.0% were Irish, 19.0% were French, 9.2% American, 7.0% Scottish, 6.6% Italian, 2.7% Polish, and 2.2% Scotch-Irish.
Of the 16,431 households, 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families, and 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.81. The median age was 44.1 years.
The county's median household income was $41,312 and the median family income was $50,222. Males had a median income of $38,960 versus $30,321 for females. The county's per capita income was $22,213. About 10.2% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Belfast (county seat)
Other unincorporated villages
In Spanish: Condado de Waldo para niños
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