Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME

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2020 Population
98,809
0.494% 1-year decline
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
48.2
0.417% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
8.88% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,123
7.1% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$106,600
3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
37,776
0.356% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME had a population of 98.8k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $44,123. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME declined from 99,300 to 98,809, a −0.494% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,199 to $44,123, a 7.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), White (Hispanic) (0.892%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.77%).

11.4% of the households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are University of Maine at Fort Kent (246 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Maine at Presque Isle (210 degrees), and Northern Maine Community College (162 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was $106,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.6%. Most people in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is home to a population of 98.8k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.93% of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.88k people).

In 2020, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.2k people) in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are French (Incl. Cajun) (7,941 households), Spanish (865 households), and Other Native Languages of North America (772 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    91.2k ± 156
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.89k ± 129
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.74k ± 226
1.68%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2020, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.2k people) in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.68% of the people in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are hispanic (1.66k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    7,941 households (8.45%)
  2. Spanish
    865 households (0.92%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    772 households (0.821%)

11.4% of the households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was French (Incl. Cajun). 8.45% of the households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME reported speaking French (Incl. Cajun) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.93%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.88k people
4.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.24k people

As of 2020, 3.93% of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME residents (3.88k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
62
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was 48.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    2,262 ± 1,154 people
  2. Germany
    150 ± 300 people
  3. Argentina
    124 ± 273 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was Canada, the natal country of 2,262 Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME residents, followed by Germany with 150 and Argentina with 124.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.6% of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,259 ± 235
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,170 ± 252
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,146 ± 193

Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maine (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is $44,123. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $81,636, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $73,227 and $70,712.

Males in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,175. The income inequality in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME employs 37.8k people. The largest industries in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are Elementary & secondary schools (3,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,774 people), and Construction (2,520 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($191,046), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($96,034), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($82,428).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,123
2020 value
± $1,691
7.1%
1 Year Growth
± 4.35%

Households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have a median annual income of $44,123, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,199 in 2019, which represents a 7.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$53,852
Average Male Salary in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME
± $8,892
$41,175
Average Female Salary in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME
± $6,648

In 2020, full-time male employees in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME
  1. Two or More Races
    $43,963 ± $57,362
  2. White
    $41,555 ± $5,127
  3. American Indian
    $31,582 ± $27,851

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME.

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Wage Distribution

0.401
2020 Wage GINI in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME
0.411
2019 Wage GINI in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME

In 2020, the income inequality in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was 0.401 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.53% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was Biddeford & Saco Cities PUMA, ME with a value of $81,636, followed by Bath City & Brunswick PUMA, ME and York (West) & Cumberland (West) Counties PUMA, ME, with respective values of $73,227 and $70,712.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME (14.8k out of 95.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ 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
    12,922 ± 646
  2. Native American
    1,063 ± 118
  3. Two Or More
    424 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is White, followed by Native American 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

37.8k
2020 Value
−0.356%
1 Year decline
± −0.356%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME declined at a rate of −0.356%, from 37.9k employees to 37.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,196 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,030 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,196 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,030 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,007 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Fishing and hunting workers (67 times higher than expected), Logging workers (21.8 times), and Fire inspectors (17.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Physicians ($286,498), Industrial production managers ($125,976), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives ($109,257).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37.8k
2020 Value
−0.356%
1 Year decline
± −0.356%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME declined at a rate of −0.356%, from 37.9k employees to 37.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,774 people), and Construction (2,520 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, though some of these residents may live in Aroostook & Washington 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 Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,066 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,774 people), and Construction (2,520 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME has an unusually high number of Fishing, hunting & trapping (49.3 times higher than expected), Logging (25.2 times), and Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing (18.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, by average salary, are Air transportation ($191,046), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($96,034), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($82,428).

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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. $5.2B
  2. $3.72B
  3. $3.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Gasoline ($3.72B) and Fuel oils ($3.13B).

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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$51.4B
2020 Value in Maine
$92.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
79% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $51.4B. This is expected to increase 79% to $92.1B by 2050.

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. $5.09B
  2. $4.73B
  3. $2.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.09B, followed by New Hampshire with $4.73B and New York and $2.51B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 65.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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.

Maine 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

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Maine
52.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 65.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 61.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 59.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 65.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME awarded 846 degrees. The student population of Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is skewed towards women, with 1,723 male students and 3,259 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are White (716 and 87.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (22 and 2.69%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 2.44%), and Two or More Races (19 and 2.32%).

The largest universities in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Fort Kent (246 and 29.1%), University of Maine at Presque Isle (210 and 24.8%), and Northern Maine Community College (162 and 19.1%).

The most popular majors in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME are Nursing School (169 and 20%), General Business (53 and 6.26%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (45 and 5.32%).

The median tuition cost in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME for a public four year colleges is $7,350 for in-state students and $11,760 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was Nursing School with 169 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 246 degrees awarded
  2. 210 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded
$7,350
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Fort Kent with 246 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

280
Degrees Awarded to Men
566
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME, which is 0.495 times less than the 566 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    716 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Northeast Maine--Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was White students. These 716 degrees mean that there were 32.5 times more degrees awarded to 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 Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME was $106,600 in 2020, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,500 to $106,600, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,600
2020 Median
± $2,631
$103,500
2019 Median
± $2,028

In 2020, the median property value in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME grew to to $106,600 from the previous year's value of $103,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aroostook & Washington 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 Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$44,123
Median Household Income
± $1,691
43.4k
Number of Households
± 1,192

In 2020, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME grew to $44,123 from the previous year's value of $41,199.

The following chart displays the households in Aroostook & Washington 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.6%
2020 Homeownership
73.4%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.6% of the housing units in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.82%)

In 2020, 79.2% of workers in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (4.82%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aroostook & Washington 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 Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.6% of the population of Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 3.49% 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 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1484 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.7%)

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 0.111% increase from the previous year (898 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

9.44%
Uninsured
35%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
3.49%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aroostook & Washington Counties PUMA, ME declined by 1.79% from 9.61% to 9.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aroostook & Washington 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. 15% prevalence
  2. 13.1% prevalence
  3. 12.3% prevalence

Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 15%.

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

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