Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME

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Population
167,849
0.227% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
Median Age
48.5

Poverty Rate
11.9%

Median Household Income
$53,709
3.26% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$195,300
1.56% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
71,268
0.438% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME had a population of 168k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $53,709. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME grew from 167,469 to 167,849, a 0.227% increase and its median household income grew from $52,014 to $53,709, a 3.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.775%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.605%). 3.47% of the people in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are Maine Maritime Academy (241 degrees awarded in 2017), Unity College (128 degrees), and College of the Atlantic (86 degrees).

The median property value in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is $195,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.3%. Most people in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 46.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.94%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Maine.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Maine
46.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 59.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 58.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 57.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maine colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is home to a population of 168k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.84% of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME residents were born outside of the country (4.77k people).

In 2018, there were 67.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.69k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are French (Incl. Cajun) (1,346 speakers), Spanish (1,270 speakers), and German (740 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 48
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.37k ± 214
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.69k ± 175
1.36%
Hispanic Population
2.28k people

In 2018, there were 67.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (160k people) in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.69k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.36% of the people in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are hispanic (2.28k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,346 speakers (0.838%)
  2. Spanish
    1,270 speakers (0.791%)
  3. German
    740 speakers (0.461%)

3.47% of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was French (Incl. Cajun). 0.838% of the overall population of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are native French (Incl. Cajun) speakers. 0.791% speak Spanish and 0.461% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.84%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.77k people
2.97%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
4.97k people

As of 2018, 2.84% of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME residents (4.77k 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 Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was 2.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    627 ± 614 people
  2. Germany
    526 ± 562 people
  3. England
    392 ± 486 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was Canada, the natal country of 627 Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME residents, followed by Germany with 526 and England with 392.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,742 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,748 ± 304
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,258 ± 202

Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is $53,709. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $75,125, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $71,744 and $69,532.

Males in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,403. The income inequality in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME employs 71.3k people. The largest industries in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are Elementary & secondary schools (5,965 people), Hospitals (4,839 people), and Construction (4,648 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($123,677), Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($104,535), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($91,791).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,709
2018 value
± $997
3.26%
1 Year Growth
± 2.53%

Households in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have a median annual income of $53,709, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,014 in 2017, which represents a 3.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,635
Average Male Salary in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME
± $7,717
$40,403
Average Female Salary in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME
± $4,431

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME
  1. Asian
    $56,042 ± $97,333
  2. American Indian
    $55,514 ± $79,907
  3. White
    $40,678 ± $4,010

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME.

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Wage Distribution

0.438
2017 Wage GINI in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME
0.44
2016 Wage GINI in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME

In 2017, the income inequality in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.472% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $75,125, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $71,744 and $69,532.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME (19.5k out of 163k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    18,565 ± 828
  2. Hispanic
    521 ± 136
  3. Two Or More
    471 ± 116

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

71.3k
2017 Value
0.438%
1 Year growth
± 0.438%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME grew at a rate of 0.438%, from 71k employees to 71.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,304 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,279 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,304 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,279 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing & hunting workers (95.9 times higher than expected), Ship & boat captains & operators (22.4 times), and Credit analysts (17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($255,272), Architectural & engineering managers ($237,772), and Dentists ($137,645).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.3k
2017 Value
0.438%
1 Year growth
± 0.438%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME grew at a rate of 0.438%, from 71k employees to 71.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,965 people), Hospitals (4,839 people), and Construction (4,648 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, though some of these residents may live in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, 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 Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,965 people), Hospitals (4,839 people), and Construction (4,648 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of Fishing, hunting & trapping (98.1 times higher than expected), Ship & boat building (23.2 times), and Water transportation (9.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($123,677), Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($104,535), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($91,791).

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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 in Maine
$56.8B
Projected 2045 Value in Maine
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME awarded 455 degrees. The student population of Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is skewed towards men, with 1,315 male students and 809 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are White (381 and 86.8%), followed by Unknown (28 and 6.38%), Two or More Races (11 and 2.51%), and Asian (9 and 2.05%).

The largest universities in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME by number of degrees awarded are Maine Maritime Academy (241 and 53%), Unity College (128 and 28.1%), and College of the Atlantic (86 and 18.9%).

The most popular majors in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (91 and 20%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (86 and 18.9%), and Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (47 and 10.3%).

The median tuition costs in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME are $35,072 for private four year colleges, and $10,250 and $23,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 82 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 241 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded
$10,250
Median In-State Public
$35,072
Median Private

In 2017, the Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maine Maritime Academy with 241 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

287
Degrees Awarded to Men
168
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 287 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME, which is 1.71 times more than the 168 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    381 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coastal Maine Region--Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME were to White students. These 381 degrees mean that there were 13.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was $195,300 in 2018, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $192,300 to $195,300, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is 77.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$195,300
2018 Median
± $2,725
$192,300
2017 Median
± $2,919

In 2018, the median property value in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME grew to to $195,300 from the previous year's value of $192,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, 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 Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$53,709
Median Household Income
± $997
73.2k
Number of Households
± 1,494

In 2018, the median household income of the 73.2k households in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME grew to $53,709 from the previous year's value of $52,014.

The following chart displays the households in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.3%
2018 Homeownership
76.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.3% of the housing units in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    75.5%
  2. Carpooled
    11.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    7.16%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME was Drove Alone (75.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (7.16%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89% of the population of Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 2.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Maine 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 in Maine

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maine in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maine
$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

11%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
2.34%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, ME N/A by N/A from N/A% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hancock, Knox, Waldo & Lincoln Counties PUMA, 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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