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Time Zone: Somerset County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Skowhegan is the Seat for Somerset County.

Somerset County was founded in 1809.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Somerset had a population of 50,947 people. This is an increase of 0.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 50,888 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Somerset represented 3.99% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 16 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201052,228+2.63%+2.51% since 2009
200950,947+0.12%-0.53% since 2008
200851,220+0.65%-0.53% since 2007
200050,888The Last Census

More information can be found on the Somerset County Census Page for Somerset County.


Below are some of the communities located in Somerset County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Somerset County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Skowhegan   8,5958,8242.6% decrease  
Fairfield   6,6576,5731.28% increase  
Madison   4,5554,5230.71% increase  
Pittsfield   4,1724,2141% decrease  
Norridgewock   3,2193,2942.28% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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