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Skowhegan
 

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
Type of Government: Five selectmen, Town Meeting
Chief Executive Officer: Phil Tarr, Town Manager
Town Office Hours: 8-4:30 M-F
Phone:  474-6900 Fax:  474-9413
Website:  www.skowhegan.org Email: skowman@skowhegan.org
Municipal Facilities:
Police Full-time
Fire Full-time
Water Consumer Maine Water Company
Sewer Town of Skowhegan
Other Town Planner, Community Development Director
Local Development Regulations:
1995 Comprehensive Plan
Site Plan, Subdivision Ordinances
        Taxable Valuation (at Full Market): $432.25 million in 1985
$864.05 million in 1995
$888.95 million in 2000
1983 1993 1998
2003
Property Tax FV Mill Rate 12.52 11.54 13.64
16.61
Total Assessment $5,412,365 $9,971,789 $12,125,681 $16,156,895
LOCAL ECONOMY
Income Characteristics: 1989 1999 % change (Real $)
Median Household Income: $22,165 $28,390 -4.2
Per Capita Income: $11,332 $15,543 2.7
% below Poverty: 13.6 16.2
% Paying more than 30%
  of Income for Housing Costs: 27.3 25.4
Labor Force Characteristics: 1980 1990 2000
Percentage of adult population in the labor force:
      Overall: 59.4 61.4 59.9
      Female: 51.2 54.9 55.1
Occupational Profile: 1990    Percent 2000    Percent
Executive & Managerial 360 8.7% 970 24.7%
Professional 439 10.7% *
Sales 367 8.9% 886 22.6%
Administration & Support 504 12.2% *
Service 554 13.4% 661 16.8%
Farm & Forestry 89 2.2% 38 1.0%
Skilled Labor 517 12.5% 1369 34.9%
  * occupational categories recombined in 2000 census  
Unemployment Rate (MDOL): 1990: 8.3
1995: 9.7
2000: 5.4
Most recent year -- 2003: 7.6
POPULATION
Current Estimate: 8,796 (2005)
Rank in County: 1 of 27
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Population History 7,661 7,601 8,098 8,725 8,824
Growth Rate -- -0.8% 6.5% 7.7% 1.1%
Components of Change (1990-2000): Natural Change: 153
Net Migration: -54
Population Projection to 2020: Best Estimate: 9,550
Mathematical Range: 9,550 9,615
Profile: 1980 1990 2000
Under Age 18 2337 2272 2071
Over Age 65 1193 1311 1445
Median Age 31.7 34.2 39
High School Grads. 3037 4194 4709
College Grads. 469 799 758
Enrolled in public schools: 1791 1674 1586
most recent year:
1474
2004
HOUSING
1970 1980 1990 2000
Total Housing Units 2667 3301 3895 4165
Year-round Occupied Units 2435 2957 3454 3716
Seasonal Units n/a 74 98 139
Persons per household 3.05 2.68 2.53 2.31
% Owner-occupied n/a 67 66 65.9
% Mobile Home n/a 13.4 13.8 17.4
Median Home Value n/a $34,500 $60,400 $73,200
Local Property tax on Median Home $513 $748 $1,077
Housing Units built since 2000: 67 Single Family
-14 Multi-family
11 Mobile Home
2 Seasonal
Information Sources for this profile:
U.S. Census
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (vital statistics)
Maine Department of Labor (unemployment statistics)
Municipal Valuation Returns
KVCOG
Maine Municipal Association (local government and taxation data)
Town Office