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Skowhegan is a town in Somerset County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "waiting place" or "place to watch fish."

The latitude of Skowhegan is 44.765N. The longitude is -69.719W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,824.


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Median household income
Local
$28,390
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Skowhegan demographic reports
Skowhegan is on the Kennebec River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2005 HBO movie, "Empire Falls"
Well-known residents have included:
· Margaret Chase Smith, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
Local festivals include:
  • Skowhegan State Fair - Aug. 9-18, 2007
  • Harvest Days - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Arts & Air Fest - May 25-27, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Skowhegan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: History House, Margaret Chase Smith Library
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Skowhegan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04924 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Skowhegan residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Skowhegan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Skowhegan was $15,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Skowhegan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Skowhegan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $342.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries in Skowhegan include Skowhegan Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Skowhegan workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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