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-0.06% decline
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4.11% growth
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0.72% growth
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3.15% growth


The economy of Maine employs 603,754 people. The economy of Maine is specialized in Fishing, hunting & trapping; Ship & boat building; and Footwear manufacturing, which employ respectively 20.77; 11.52; and 10.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Maine are Elementary & secondary schools (45,673), Hospitals (39,509), and Restaurants & Food Services (37,704), and the highest paying industries are Pipeline transportation ($169,758), Software publishing ($135,752), and Oil & gas extraction ($128,776).

Median household income in Maine is $51,494. Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,934. The income inequality of Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Maine. In Maine the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 111 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,558. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.


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Maine is home to a population of 1.33M people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Maine is composed of 1.24M White residents (93.6%), 28,752 Two+ residents (2.16%), 20,152 Hispanic residents (1.52%), 13,854 Black residents (1.04%), and 13,086 Asian residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Maine are French (41,664 speakers), Spanish (12,301 speakers), and German (3,415 speakers), but compared to other places, Maine has a relative high number of French (41,664 speakers), Other Native North American (992 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,050 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Maine awarded 16,057 degrees. The student population of Maine is skewed towards females, with 6,226 male students and 9,831 female students. Most students in Maine are White (12,957 and 80.7%), followed by Unknown (1,091 and 6.79%), Black or African American (517 and 3.22%), and Hispanic or Latino (357 and 2.22%). The largest universities in Maine by number of graduates are University of Maine (2,119 and 13.2%), University of Southern Maine (1,965 and 12.2%), and University of New England (1,474 and 9.2%). The most popular majors in Maine are General Psychology (445 and 2.77%), Registered Nursing (438 and 2.73%), and General Business Administration & Management (404 and 2.52%). The median tuition costs in Maine are $33,540 for private four year colleges, and $8,352 and $18,480 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Maine is $180,300, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $174,800 to $180,300, a 3.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Maine is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Maine have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Maine is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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