Knox County is situated on the southeastern corner of Penobscot Bay and includes islands south of Islesboro and west of Isle au Haut Bay. The county seat, Rockland, is also one of the biggest shipping centers of lobster in the world.
Total Area: 1,142 square miles
Population (2010 census): 39,376
Population Density: 108 people per square mile
Public Health District: Midcoast – District 4
|Priority||Metric for Primary Outcome||State Rate
|Increase Childhood Immunizations||% 19-35 month olds up-to-date (i.e received all doses) for a series of seven immunizations (Oct 2015)||76%||79%|
|Decrease Tobacco Use||% Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014)||20%||18%|
|Decrease Obesity||% Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014)||29%||22%|
|Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations||Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees||59 (58-60)||49 (44-55)|
|Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths||Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)||195||161|
|Decrease Cancer Deaths||Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)||175||156|
|Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction||Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014)||12.7||14.0|
2017 County Health Rankings - Knox
2017 Maine Kids Count Data Book
2017 vs. 2014 County Health Ranking - Knox
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
County Health Rankings - Visit WebsiteMore...
Look up your county's rankings, learn about our methods, and download the data you need. This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.
Health Index Report - 2014
Health Index Report - 2015
Knox County Get Up and Go GuideMore...
A list and brief description of physical activity opportunities in Knox County (listed by town). Many of the options are low to no cost. The guide provides individuals with ideas on how to be physically active and is being used widely by many of the participating Let's Go! Knox County childcare and healthcare sites.The team was pleased with the results of the survey as it indicated what community members would like to see and guided the direction of the process.
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey--See 2009-2015 Reports!More...
The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) is the result of collaboration Maine Center for Disease Control and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Department of Education. Its purpose is to quantify the health of Kindergarten and Grade 3 students through parent interviews, and the health-related behaviors and attitudes of 5th through 12th graders by direct student survey.