Maine

State

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Population
1.34M
0.187% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
Median Age
45.1

Poverty Rate
12.5%

Median Household Income
$55,602
1.2% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$197,500
3.29% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Maine had a population of 1.34M people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $55,602. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Maine grew from 1.34M to 1.34M, a 0.187% increase and its median household income declined from $56,277 to $55,602, a -1.2% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Maine are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), White (Hispanic) (1.23%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%). NaNM% of the people in Maine speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Maine was $197,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Maine drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Maine was 2 cars per household.

Maine borders New Hampshire.

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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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

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

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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Diversity

Maine is home to a population of 1.34M people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.58% of Maine residents were born outside of the country (48k people).

In 2018, there were 45.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.25M people) in Maine than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Maine
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.25M ± 1.05k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 2.51k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 1.68k
1.67%
Hispanic Population
22.4k people

In 2018, there were 45.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.25M people) in Maine than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.67% of the people in Maine are hispanic (22.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Maine as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48k people
3.57%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
47.6k people

As of 2018, 3.58% of Maine residents (48k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Maine was 3.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Maine was 45.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Maine are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Maine residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was N/A, the natal country of N/A Maine residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

98.3%
2018 Citizenship
98.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.3% of Maine residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Maine was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    39,135 ± 2,071
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,403 ± 2,123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    13,063 ± 1,663

Maine has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Maine is $55,602. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $72,452, followed by York County, ME and Kennebec County, ME, with respective values of $66,614 and $51,653.

Males in N/A have an average income that is N/A times higher than the average income of females, which is N/A. The income inequality in N/A (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

The economy of Maine employs N/A people. The largest industries in Maine are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,602
2018 value
± $1,326
-1.2%
1 Year Growth
± 3.2%

Households in Maine have a median annual income of $55,602, 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 $56,277 in 2017, which represents a -1.2% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Maine compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
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In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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  2. N/A

In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $72,452, followed by York County, ME and Kennebec County, ME, with respective values of $66,614 and $51,653.

The following map shows all of the counties in Maine colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Maine (162k out of 1.3M 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 Females 18 - 24.

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
    143,944 ± 2,546
  2. Two Or More
    6,895 ± 550
  3. Black
    6,067 ± 567

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

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Maine, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Maine, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Maine, though some of these residents may live in Maine 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 Maine, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Maine has an unusually high number of N/A industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Maine, by average salary, are N/A.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Maine was $197,500 in 2018, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $191,200 to $197,500, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Maine is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Maine have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Maine is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$197,500
2018 Median
± $3,603
$191,200
2017 Median
± $3,252

In 2018, the median property value in Maine grew to to $197,500 from the previous year's value of $191,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Maine 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 Maine the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,602
Median Household Income
± $1,326
570k
Number of Households
± 11,335

In 2018, the median household income of the 570k households in Maine declined from $55,602 from the previous year's value of $56,277.

The following chart displays the households in Maine 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 Maine distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Maine the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2018 Homeownership
73.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.2% of the housing units in Maine were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Maine compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Maine have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Maine have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.88%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.95%)

In 2018, 77.8% of workers in Maine drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.88%) and those who worked at home (5.95%).

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 Maine distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Maine have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Maine has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.44% 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

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

8.1%
Uninsured
47.2%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.44%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Maine grew by 0.688% from 8.05% to 8.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Maine 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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