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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Knox County is located in Maine with a population of 39,700. Living in Knox County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Knox County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Knox County are above average.
Population
39,700

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Knox County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    148.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,415.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Knox County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,117
National
$55,322

Knox County Reviews

2 reviews
I enjoy Knox County because everyone knows one another, and the people are friendly. The coastal aspect makes the town beautiful, and during tourist season it is fun. However, during off season the town shuts down and there isn't a lot to do in Knox County.
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Knox County Maine is a small county with heart. Farm land, hunting, fishing and hiking trails that go on for miles and miles. If someone loves being outdoors in a friendly location, this is it. Beautiful scenery, great people and a breath of fresh air is what Knox County Maine is all about.