Somerset County, Maine
There is a wide variety of employers represented in Somerset County, and its larger sectors include manufacturing, services (including health care and education), retail, construction and state and local government. Somerset County's economy also includes natural resource-based companies, such as paper manufacturers and sawmills, and boasts being one of the top maple syrup-producing counties in the United States. Somerset also serves as the gateway to the mountains, lakes, rivers and forests of western Maine, where four seasons offer opportunities to experience skiing, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking, snowmobiling and many other outdoor activities.
Somerset County Health Statistics
Somerset County is the most rural of the National Healthy Worksite communities, with 1,187 employers and 14,896 employees.
Somerset County ranks 16th out of Maine’s 16 counties in health factors, according to the County Health Rankings. Health factors in the County Health Rankings are those that influence the health of a county, including health behavior and clinical care, as well as social, economic, and physical environment factors.
Several organizations throughout Maine have implemented health programs specifically targeted toward small and micro-businesses, which represent most of the employers in the state. Somerset County’s tobacco use rate, obesity rate, and the number of individuals who are physically inactive are considerably higher than state and national averages.
- Page last reviewed: December 5, 2014
- Page last updated: September 18, 2015
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