Lincoln County, ME

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2022 Population
35,466
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
51.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.14%
14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,638
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$276,400
18.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, ME had a population of 35.5k people with a median age of 51.3 and a median household income of $69,638. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, ME grew from 35,065 to 35,466, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $62,121 to $69,638, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.56%), White (Hispanic) (1.03%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.857%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.474%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Lincoln County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, ME was $276,400, and the homeownership rate was 82.8%.

Most people in Lincoln County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, ME is home to a population of 35.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.97% of Lincoln County, ME residents were born outside of the country (697 people).

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Lincoln County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 366 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Lincoln County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33k ± 328
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 355
  3. White (Hispanic)
    366 ± 92
1.63%
Hispanic Population
577 people

In 2022, there were 26.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33k people) in Lincoln County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 366 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.63% of the people in Lincoln County, ME are hispanic (577 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
697 people
2.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
765 people

As of 2022, 1.97% of Lincoln County, ME residents (697 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,108 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    633 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    297 ± 81

Lincoln County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, ME employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,237 people), Retail Trade (2,068 people), and Construction (1,880 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,333), Utilities ($101,607), and Finance & Insurance ($56,979).

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 800
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, ME grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 16.4k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, ME, are Management Occupations (2,339 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,584 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,424 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 800
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, ME grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 16.4k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,237 people), Retail Trade (2,068 people), and Construction (1,880 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,549
Median earning men ± $2,788
$34,045
Median earning women ± $2,948

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,142), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,083), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($60,755).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($48,375), Construction ($44,722), and Information ($43,889).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 376
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 303
    Manufacturing
  3. 267
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43%), followed by Other (2.08%).

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.

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
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, ME was $276,400 in 2022, which is 0.98 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $233,300 to $276,400, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, ME is 82.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, ME have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, ME is $69,638. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, ME was Census Tract 9755 with a value of $83,161, followed by Census Tract 9754 and Census Tract 9756, with respective values of $82,357 and $82,135.

Property

$276,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,891
$13,122
Median Property Taxes
±$690

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

82.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.8% of the housing units in Lincoln County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9755
  2. Census Tract 9754
  3. Census Tract 9756

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, ME was Census Tract 9755 with a value of $83,161, followed by Census Tract 9754 and Census Tract 9756, with respective values of $82,357 and $82,135.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,638
Median Household Income
± $4,677
15.8k
Number of Households
± 836

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Lincoln County, ME grew to $69,638 from the previous year's value of $62,121.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.2%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Lincoln County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (10.2%).

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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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, ME have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Lincoln County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

9.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, ME (3.18k out of 34.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

91.1% of the population of Lincoln County, ME has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 20% on non-group plans, and 3.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ME see 911 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.41% increase from the previous year (881 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2898 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 483 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

911 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, ME

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ME see an average of 911 patients per year. This represents a 3.41% increase from the previous year (881 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.8% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.93%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
20%
Non-Group
3.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, ME declined by 7.08% from 9.61% to 8.93%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.1 in Lincoln County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.5% in Lincoln County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.6% in Lincoln County, ME.

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