Castine, ME

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Population

857

4.67% decline

Median Age

20.6


Median Household Income

$48,036

2.54% decline

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

238

2.86% decline

Median Property Value

$625,000

26.4% growth

About

In 2017, Castine, ME had a population of 857 people with a median age of 20.6 and a median household income of $48,036. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Castine, ME declined from 899 to 857, a -4.67% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,286 to $48,036, a -2.54% decrease.

The population of Castine, ME is 95.2% White Alone, 3.27% Two or More Races, and 1.52% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Castine, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Castine, ME are Maine Maritime Academy (249 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Castine, ME is $625,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.4%. Most people in Castine, ME commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Castine, ME is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Castine, ME employs 238 people. The largest industries in Castine, ME are Educational Services (99 people), Retail Trade (39 people), and Wholesale Trade (29 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($19,167), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($14,464), and Total ($7,155).

Median household income in Castine, ME is $48,036. Males in Castine, 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 Castine, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,036

2017 value

± $23,783

-2.54%

1 Year Growth

± 77.3%

Households in Castine, ME have a median annual income of $48,036, 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 $49,286 in 2016, which represents a -2.54% 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 Castine, 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 9664

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Castine, ME was Census Tract 9664 with a value of $48,558, 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 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Castine, ME (64 out of 297 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    64 ± 56

  2. Hispanic

    2 ± 50

  3. Black

    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Castine, 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

238

2017 Value

± 85

-2.86%

1 Year decline

± 52.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Castine, ME declined at a rate of -2.86%, from 245 employees to 238 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Castine, ME, are Sales & Related Occupations (56 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (29 people), and Management Occupations (21 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Castine, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Castine, ME, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (56 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (29 people), and Management Occupations (21 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Castine, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.56 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (2.22 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Castine, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,031), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($82,031), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($58,295).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

238

2017 Value

± 85

-2.86%

1 Year decline

± 52.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Castine, ME declined at a rate of -2.86%, from 245 employees to 238 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Castine, ME, are Educational Services (99 people), Retail Trade (39 people), and Wholesale Trade (29 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Castine, ME, though some of these residents may live in Castine, 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 Castine, ME, by number of employees, are Educational Services (99 people), Retail Trade (39 people), and Wholesale Trade (29 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Castine, ME has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (4.54 times higher than expected), Educational Services (4.49 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Castine, ME, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($19,167), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($14,464), and Total ($7,155).

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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

92.8% of the population of Castine, ME has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 0.817% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 27.1% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Castine, 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

7.23%

Uninsured

49.9%

Employer Coverage

0.817%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

27.1%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Castine, ME declined by 21.6% from 9.23% to 7.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Castine, 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

Castine, ME is home to a population of 857 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Castine, ME residents were born outside of the country (14 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Castine, ME is composed of 816 White Alone residents (95.2%), 28 Two or More Races residents (3.27%), 13 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.52%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Castine, ME was 20.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Castine, ME are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Castine, ME residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    14 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Castine, ME residents (14 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 Castine, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Castine, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Castine, ME was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    816 ± 130

  2. Two or More Races

    28 ± 20.8

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 ± 30.2

In 2017, there were 29.1 times more White Alone residents (816 people) in Castine, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28 Two or More Races and 13 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Castine, 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 Castine, 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 Castine, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Castine, 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

    18 ± 19

  2. Korea

    10 ± 18

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    5 ± 19

Castine, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Castine, ME awarded 249 degrees. The student population of Castine, ME is skewed towards men, with 877 male students and 168 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Castine, ME are White (243 and 97.6%), followed by Unknown (2 and 0.803%), Black or African American (1 and 0.402%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 0.402%).

The largest universities in Castine, ME by number of degrees awarded are Maine Maritime Academy (249 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Castine, ME are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,050 and $23,130 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Castine, ME was Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Castine, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

249 degrees awarded

$10,050

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Castine, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maine Maritime Academy with 249 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

218

Degrees Awarded to Men

31

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Castine, ME, which is 7.03 times more than the 31 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

    243 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Castine, ME were to White students. These 243 degrees mean that there were 122 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Castine, ME was $625,000 in 2017, which is 2.87 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $494,400 to $625,000, a 26.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Castine, ME is 56.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Castine, ME have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Castine, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,036

Median Household Income

± $23,783

149

Number of Households

± 49

In 2017, the median household income of the 149 households in Castine, ME declined from $48,036 from the previous year's value of $49,286.

The following chart displays the households in Castine, 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 $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$625,000

2017 Median

± $381,738

$494,400

2016 Median

± $228,007

In 2017, the median property value in Castine, ME grew to to $625,000 from the previous year's value of $494,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Castine, 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 Castine, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Castine, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Castine, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.4%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.4% of the housing units in Castine, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Castine, 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 Castine, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Castine, ME have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Castine, ME have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Castine, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    45.4%

  2. Drove Alone

    33.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    13.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Castine, ME was Walked (45.4%), followed by those who Drove Alone (33.5%) and those who Worked At Home (13.3%).

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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