Saco, ME

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2020 Population
19,716
1.12% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
42.4
1.92% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.17%
12.1% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$71,755
1.76% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$273,100
5.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Saco, ME had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $71,755. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Saco, ME grew from 19,497 to 19,716, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $70,517 to $71,755, a 1.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saco, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.42%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.994%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.71%), and White (Hispanic) (0.634%).

None of the households in Saco, 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.

98.3% of the residents in Saco, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Saco, ME was $273,100, and the homeownership rate was 67.7%.

Most people in Saco, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Saco, ME was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Saco, ME is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.25% of Saco, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.04k people).

In 2020, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Saco, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 871 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 196 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.3% of Saco, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Saco, ME was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saco, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 423
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    871 ± 403
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    196 ± 156
1.42%
Hispanic Population
279 people

In 2020, there were 20.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Saco, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 871 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 196 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.42% of the people in Saco, ME are hispanic (279 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

5.25%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people
3.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
632 people

As of 2020, 5.25% of Saco, ME residents (1.04k 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 Saco, ME was 3.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    499 ± 240
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    278 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    167 ± 119

Saco, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Saco, ME employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Saco, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,840 people), Retail Trade (1,617 people), and Educational Services (1,216 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,357), Finance & Insurance ($65,123), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,209).

Occupations

11.6k
2020 Value
± 860
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Saco, ME grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 11.3k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saco, ME, are Management Occupations (1,685 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,093 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,068 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saco, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.6k
2020 Value
± 860
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Saco, ME grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 11.3k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saco, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,840 people), Retail Trade (1,617 people), and Educational Services (1,216 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saco, ME, though some of these residents may live in Saco, 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

$44,685
Median earning men ± $4,370
$39,184
Median earning women ± $3,969

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,000), Wholesale Trade ($57,303), and Manufacturing ($54,148).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,051), Manufacturing ($61,905), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,750).

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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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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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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

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (348k), Some college (231k), and Bachelors Degree (211k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Saco, ME was $273,100 in 2020, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $258,900 to $273,100, a 5.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Saco, ME is 67.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Saco, ME have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saco, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Saco, ME is $71,755. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Saco, ME was Census Tract 54 with a value of $95,521, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 52, with respective values of $93,059 and $70,077.

Property

$273,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,131
$5,647
Median Property Taxes
±$523

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 Saco, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Saco, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%
Homeownership
2020
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.7% of the housing units in Saco, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 54
  2. Census Tract 51
  3. Census Tract 52

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saco, ME was Census Tract 54 with a value of $95,521, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 52, with respective values of $93,059 and $70,077.

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

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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.
$71,755
Median Household Income
± $4,351
8.34k
Number of Households
± 746

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.34k households in Saco, ME grew to $71,755 from the previous year's value of $70,517.

The following chart displays the households in Saco, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saco, ME is from Maine.
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2020, the income inequality in Maine was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.01%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.41%)

In 2020, 81.7% of workers in Saco, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.01%) and those who worked at home (7.41%).

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

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saco, ME have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Saco, 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 Saco, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Saco, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saco, ME (1.58k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saco, 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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96.2% of the population of Saco, ME has health coverage, with 58.4% on employee plans, 8.23% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.4% 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 York County, ME see 1339 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.29% increase from the previous year (1309 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2056 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 241 patients per year.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,339 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, ME

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see an average of 1,339 patients per year. This represents a 2.29% increase from the previous year (1,309 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.84%
Uninsured
58.4%
Employer Coverage
8.23%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saco, ME declined by 39.1% from 6.32% to 3.84%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Saco, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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