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Somerset County, Maine

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This project is part of the State of Maine Portal.

Somerset County, Maine is a geographically large county that stretches into western, central, and northern Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,228. Its county seat is Skowhegan.

Somerset County was established on March 1, 1809 from portions of Kennebec County and was named after Somerset County in England.

Partly along the Canadian border, Somerset County is one of few counties in the United States to border ten counties and county equivalents.

Ethnic Groups

The racial makeup of the county in 2010 was 97.1% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.1% were French, 24.2% were English, 15.8% were Irish, 8.0% were German, 7.9% were American, and 6.1% were French Canadian. In 2000, 96.2% spoke English and 2.9% French as their first language.

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Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from Somerset County. You can add profiles for:

  • People born in Somerset County
  • People who lived in Somerset County
  • People who died in Somerset County

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