County Profile


Known for its breath-taking coastline, Lincoln County is located in the south-central part of the state. The county has one of the state’s smallest populations but among the state’s largest per capital income.


Lincoln County at a Glance:

  • 20.2% of children under 18 live in poverty.**
  • 23.6% of children in Lincoln County receive SNAP benefits, 51.3% of school-aged children are eligible for subsidized school meals.**
  • 23.8% of children are living with food insecurity.**
  • The infant mortality rate in Lincoln County is 6.7 per 1,000.**
  • 3.7 per every 1,000 children in Lincoln County are in DHHS custody.**
  • 47.4% of children in Lincoln County participate in MaineCare.**
  • 42.6% of people in Lincoln County are not currently in the workforce.*
  • 17.2% of the population is under the age of 18.*
  • 33% of the population achieved a high school degree; 11.4% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.*
  • The high school graduation rate for Lincoln County is 87.4%.**
*Source: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, 2012-2016
**Source: Maine Kids Count 

Grants Awarded in this Region

2018Bath Housing Development Corporation$40,000Two year grant to support the Comfortably Home program, which increases housing stability of low-income, elderly homeowners by increasing safety, minimizing maintenance burden, and lengthening tenure in their own homes.Bath, ME
2018Knox County Homeless Coalition$15,000To provide support for general operations to serve homeless clients in Knox, Lincoln and parts of Waldo County.Rockland, ME
2018Maine Seacoast Mission$20,950To support the Mission’s ongoing work with the Data Innovation Project to incorporate better data collection and analysis into its programs and activities for more informed decision making.Bar Harbor, ME
2017Knox County Homeless Coalition$25,000To provide support for mental health programs serving homeless clients in Knox, Lincoln and parts of Waldo County.Rockland, ME
2016Knox County Homeless Coalition$25,000To provide support for mental health programs serving homeless clients in Knox County.Rockland, ME
2015Knox County Homeless Coalition$25,000To support mental health programs serving homeless clients in Knox County.Rockland, ME
2015MaineGeneral Medical Center$25,000To provide support for developing one point-of-entry for patients seeking a potential oncology referral.Augusta, ME
2015MCH, Inc.$25,000To provide funding for the Meals on Wheels program in Knox County, and to provide food for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who live in the Methodist Conference Home.Rockland, ME
2014Boothbay Region Community Resource Council$15,000To provide funding to implement a wrap-around substance abuse and mental health treatment programthat will assist low-income clients with treatment payments, transportation to appointments, and necessary medications, when no other funding stream exists.Boothbay Harbor, ME
2014Midcoast Maine Community Action$15,000To provide funding to support families and individuals with emergency needs and complete accessibility repairs to enable the elderly to remain at home.Bath, ME
2014Tedford Housing$20,000To provide funding for residential support services to adults in the emergency housing shelter.Brunswick, ME
2013Central Maine Area Agency on Aging$76,000To support the development of a community healthcare delivery model that provides integrated medical and social services support to high risk seniors in Lincoln County.Augusta, ME
2013Maine Seacoast Mission$25,000To support elders who wish to age in place in their homes and communities to do so successfully.Bar Harbor, ME
2013Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast$105,000To support restorative community conferences and mentoring services for youth ages 10 to 25 in court proceedings; and to increase community awareness and engagement in restorative justice practices.Belfast, ME
2013United Way of Mid Coast Maine$200,000Three year grant to develop an integrated and collaborative system of home visiting programs in Brunswick, Harpswell and all towns in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties.Bath, ME
2012Coastal Enterprises, Inc.$50,000To provide assistance to New Americans around business development with an existing program called StartSmart.Brunswick, ME
2012Lincoln County Healthcare$30,000To provide support for free comprehensive dental exams and x-rays to individuals in Lincoln County.Damariscotta, ME