Kennebec County, Maine

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Kennebec County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2000, its population was 117 114. Its county seat is Augusta[1]. The center of population of Maine is located in Kennebec County, in the city of Augusta [1].

Kennebec County was established on 20 February 1799 from portions of Cumberland and Lincoln Counties.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 951 square miles (2,464 km²), of which 868 square miles (2,247 km²) is land and 84 square miles (217 km²) (8.79%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 117,114 people, 47,683 households, and 31,327 families residing in the county. The population density was 135 people per square mile (52/km²). There were 56,364 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.6% were of English, 17.4% French, 13.4% French Canadian, 10.9% United States or American and 9.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.5% spoke only English at home, while 5.48% spoke French [2].

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