Fort Kent, ME

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Population

2,248

1.75% decline

Median Age

49.5


Median Household Income

$40,401

10.5% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

1,068

1.75% decline

Median Property Value

$114,300

4.83% decline

About

In 2017, Fort Kent, ME had a population of 2.25k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $40,401. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Kent, ME declined from 2,288 to 2,248, a -1.75% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,555 to $40,401, a 10.5% increase.

The population of Fort Kent, ME is 92.3% White Alone, 4% Two or More Races, and 2.22% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fort Kent, ME speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Kent, ME are University of Maine at Fort Kent (197 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fort Kent, ME is $114,300, and the homeownership rate is 57.6%. Most people in Fort Kent, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Kent, ME is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Kent, ME employs 1.07k people. The largest industries in Fort Kent, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (244 people), Retail Trade (220 people), and Educational Services (150 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($106,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,250).

Median household income in Fort Kent, ME is $40,401. Males in Fort Kent, 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 Fort Kent, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,401

2017 value

± $5,542

10.5%

1 Year Growth

± 16.7%

Households in Fort Kent, ME have a median annual income of $40,401, 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 $36,555 in 2016, which represents a 10.5% 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 Fort Kent, 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 9506

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Kent, ME was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $39,764, 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

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Kent, ME (451 out of 2.01k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    354 ± 102

  2. Two Or More

    52 ± 66

  3. Black

    45 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Kent, ME is White, followed by Two Or More 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

1.07k

2017 Value

± 187

-1.75%

1 Year decline

± 25.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Kent, ME declined at a rate of -1.75%, from 1.09k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Kent, ME, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (125 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Kent, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Kent, ME, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (125 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Kent, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.3 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.6 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Kent, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,694), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($68,333), and Transportation Occupations ($62,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.07k

2017 Value

± 187

-1.75%

1 Year decline

± 25.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Kent, ME declined at a rate of -1.75%, from 1.09k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Kent, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (244 people), Retail Trade (220 people), and Educational Services (150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Kent, ME, though some of these residents may live in Fort Kent, 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 Fort Kent, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (244 people), Retail Trade (220 people), and Educational Services (150 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Kent, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.83 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.8 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Kent, ME, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($106,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,250).

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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

89.7% of the population of Fort Kent, ME has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 9.77% on Medicare, 20% on non-group plans, and 8.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fort Kent, 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

10.3%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

9.77%

Medicare

20%

Non-Group

8.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Kent, ME grew by 13.3% from 9.12% to 10.3%.

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

Fort Kent, ME is home to a population of 2.25k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.25% of Fort Kent, ME residents were born outside of the country (208 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Kent, ME is composed of 2.07k White Alone residents (92.3%), 90 Two or More Races residents (4%), 50 Black or African American Alone residents (2.22%), 29 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.222%), 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 Fort Kent, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 7.5

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Kent, ME was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Fort Kent, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Kent, ME residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

208 people

8.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

200 people

As of 2017, 9.25% of Fort Kent, ME residents (208 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Kent, ME was 8.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Fort Kent, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Kent, ME was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.07k ± 206

  2. Two or More Races

    90 ± 63.8

  3. Black or African American Alone

    50 ± 66

In 2017, there were 23 times more White Alone residents (2.07k people) in Fort Kent, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 90 Two or More Races and 50 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Fort Kent, 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 Fort Kent, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fort Kent, 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

    81 ± 41

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    58 ± 50

  3. Korea

    45 ± 36

Fort Kent, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fort Kent, ME awarded 197 degrees. The student population of Fort Kent, ME is skewed towards women, with 588 male students and 1,316 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Kent, ME are White (162 and 89%), followed by Unknown (9 and 4.95%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.3%), and Black or African American (5 and 2.75%).

The largest universities in Fort Kent, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Fort Kent (197 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Kent, ME are Nursing School (95 and 48.2%), General Business (19 and 9.64%), and General Social Sciences (19 and 9.64%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Kent, ME are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,600 and $10,230 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 95 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Kent, ME was Nursing School with 95 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

197 degrees awarded

$6,600

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fort Kent, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Fort Kent with 197 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

56

Degrees Awarded to Men

141

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 56 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Kent, ME, which is 0.397 times less than the 141 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

    162 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fort Kent, ME were to White students. These 162 degrees mean that there were 18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Kent, ME was $114,300 in 2017, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,100 to $114,300, a 4.83% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fort Kent, ME is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Kent, ME have an average commute time of 10.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Kent, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,401

Median Household Income

± $5,542

1.02k

Number of Households

± 176

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.02k households in Fort Kent, ME grew to $40,401 from the previous year's value of $36,555.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Kent, 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

$114,300

2017 Median

± $15,924

$120,100

2016 Median

± $23,255

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Kent, ME declined from to $114,300 from the previous year's value of $120,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Kent, 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 Fort Kent, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.6%

2017 Homeownership

55.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.6% of the housing units in Fort Kent, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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

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Commute Time

10.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Kent, ME have a shorter commute time (10.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Fort Kent, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Walked

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Kent, ME was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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