Calais, ME

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Population

3,018

0% growth

Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$34,845

5.96% growth

Poverty Rate

19.9%


Number of Employees

1,188

0.752% decline

Median Property Value

$91,600

3.62% growth

About

In 2017, Calais, ME had a population of 3.02k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $34,845. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calais, ME stayed from 3,018 to 3,018, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $32,885 to $34,845, a 5.96% increase.

The population of Calais, ME is 97.9% White Alone, 1.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.364% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Calais, ME speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Calais, ME are Washington County Community College (143 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Calais, ME is $91,600, and the homeownership rate is 61.3%. Most people in Calais, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Calais, ME is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Calais, ME employs 1.19k people. The largest industries in Calais, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (291 people), Retail Trade (184 people), and Construction (136 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($95,962), Manufacturing ($63,854), and Educational Services ($62,361).

Median household income in Calais, ME is $34,845. Males in Calais, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Calais, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,845

2017 value

± $8,149

5.96%

1 Year Growth

± 31.4%

Households in Calais, ME have a median annual income of $34,845, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,885 in 2016, which represents a 5.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calais, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9555

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calais, ME was Census Tract 9555 with a value of $34,845, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calais, ME (568 out of 2.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    566 ± 171

  2. Hispanic

    26 ± 59

  3. Black

    2 ± 50

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Calais, ME is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.19k

2017 Value

± 218

-0.752%

1 Year decline

± 25.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calais, ME declined at a rate of -0.752%, from 1.2k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calais, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (208 people), Management Occupations (155 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calais, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calais, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (208 people), Management Occupations (155 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Calais, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.54 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.22 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calais, ME, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($95,385), Production Occupations ($70,787), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($62,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.19k

2017 Value

± 218

-0.752%

1 Year decline

± 25.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calais, ME declined at a rate of -0.752%, from 1.2k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calais, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (291 people), Retail Trade (184 people), and Construction (136 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calais, ME, though some of these residents may live in Calais, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Calais, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (291 people), Retail Trade (184 people), and Construction (136 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Calais, ME has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.72 times higher than expected), Construction (1.83 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calais, ME, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($95,962), Manufacturing ($63,854), and Educational Services ($62,361).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $7.7B

  2. $3.41B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$41.8B

2015 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.48B

  2. $3.07B

  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.1% of the population of Calais, ME has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 3.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Calais, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Calais, ME see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.88%

Uninsured

32.5%

Employer Coverage

30.9%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

3.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calais, ME grew by 41% from 5.58% to 7.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calais, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Calais, ME is home to a population of 3.02k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Calais, ME residents were born outside of the country (206 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Calais, ME is composed of 2.95k White Alone residents (97.9%), 47 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.56%), 11 Two or More Races residents (0.364%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.199%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Calais, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 9.2

61

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calais, ME was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 61. But people in Calais, ME are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Calais, ME residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    206 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Calais, ME residents (206 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Calais, ME was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Calais, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calais, ME was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.95k ± 49

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    47 ± 48.8

  3. Two or More Races

    11 ± 18

In 2017, there were 62.9 times more White Alone residents (2.95k people) in Calais, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47 Hispanic or Latino and 11 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Calais, ME as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Calais, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Calais, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Calais, ME are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    131 ± 71

  2. World War II

    34 ± 41

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    33 ± 33

Calais, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Calais, ME awarded 143 degrees. The student population of Calais, ME is skewed towards women, with 190 male students and 228 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Calais, ME are White (103 and 72%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (22 and 15.4%), Unknown (16 and 11.2%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.4%).

The largest universities in Calais, ME by number of degrees awarded are Washington County Community College (143 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Calais, ME are Medical Assistant (15 and 10.5%), Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation (13 and 9.09%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (11 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Calais, ME are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Calais, ME was Construction, Heavy, & Earth-Moving Equipment Operation with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Calais, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

143 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Calais, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington County Community College with 143 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

85

Degrees Awarded to Men

58

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 85 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Calais, ME, which is 1.47 times more than the 58 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    103 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Calais, ME were to White students. These 103 degrees mean that there were 4.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calais, ME was $91,600 in 2017, which is 0.421 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $91,600, a 3.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Calais, ME is 61.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calais, ME have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calais, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,845

Median Household Income

± $8,149

1.38k

Number of Households

± 215

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.38k households in Calais, ME grew to $34,845 from the previous year's value of $32,885.

The following chart displays the households in Calais, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$91,600

2017 Median

± $8,800

$88,400

2016 Median

± $10,830

In 2017, the median property value in Calais, ME grew to to $91,600 from the previous year's value of $88,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calais, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calais, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Calais, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calais, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.3%

2017 Homeownership

57.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.3% of the housing units in Calais, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Calais, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Calais, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calais, ME have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calais, ME have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.04% of the workforce in Calais, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.8%

  2. Carpooled

    15.9%

  3. Walked

    8.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Calais, ME was Drove Alone (69.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.9%) and those who Walked (8.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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