Children ages 0 to 8 by single years and county in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Data is needed to determine the number of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young elementary school  students who need child care. This indicator provides the number of children of each individual age for each individual county.

In 2018, the county with the most young children ages 0 -8 was Cumberland County with 25,905. The county with the next highest number of children that age was York with 17,786. In terms of population change between 2016 and 2018, the only three counties had an increase in young child population when comparing 2016 and 2018. These were Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Piscataquis. Comparing the number of babies under age 1 with the number of 8-year-olds, every county except Piscataquis has more 8-year-olds than babies, while in Piscataquis there are an estimated 146 babies and 144 children 8 years old,
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Definitions: Maine Office of Vital Statistics compiles population estimates by single ages at the town and county level. Kids Count shows the estimated number of children of each age--0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 years old by county.(Age zero means under 12 months of age.)

Data Source: Maine Office of Vital Statistics, Population Estimates sent to Maine Children's Alliance.

Footnotes: Added August 2020