Saco, ME

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2022 Population
20,446
1.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
0.232% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.02%
13.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$81,326
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$345,200
19.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Saco, ME had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $81,326. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Saco, ME grew from 20,203 to 20,446, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $72,700 to $81,326, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saco, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (90%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.33%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.07%), and White (Hispanic) (0.856%).

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.

98.1% of the residents in Saco, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Saco, ME was $345,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%.

Most people in Saco, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Saco, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Saco, ME is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.92% of Saco, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.41k people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Saco, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 886 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 422 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Saco, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Saco, ME was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saco, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 485
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    886 ± 411
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    422 ± 253
1.73%
Hispanic Population
353 people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Saco, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 886 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 422 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.73% of the people in Saco, ME are hispanic (353 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people
6.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people

As of 2022, 6.92% of Saco, ME residents (1.41k 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 Saco, ME was 6.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    429 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    187 ± 127
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    147 ± 75

Saco, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Saco, ME employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Saco, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,828 people), Retail Trade (1,797 people), and Manufacturing (1,137 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,877), Finance & Insurance ($82,672), and Manufacturing ($70,625).

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 913
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saco, ME grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 11.9k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saco, ME, are Management Occupations (1,606 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,540 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,286 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

12.4k
2022 Value
± 913
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saco, ME grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 11.9k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saco, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,828 people), Retail Trade (1,797 people), and Manufacturing (1,137 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

$53,673
Median earning men ± $4,261
$44,557
Median earning women ± $3,946

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,777), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,729), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,123).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($78,025), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,466), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,804).

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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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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%).

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.

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

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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Race

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 Saco, ME was $345,200 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $289,800 to $345,200, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Saco, ME is 68.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Saco, ME have an average commute time of 24.4 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 $81,326. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Saco, ME was Census Tract 54 with a value of $125,083, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 52, with respective values of $111,927 and $79,286.

Property

$345,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,990
$6,073
Median Property Taxes
±$505

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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

68.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.5% of the housing units in Saco, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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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 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saco, ME was Census Tract 54 with a value of $125,083, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 52, with respective values of $111,927 and $79,286.

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

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Household Income

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$81,326
Median Household Income
± $9,308
8.87k
Number of Households
± 797

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.87k households in Saco, ME grew to $81,326 from the previous year's value of $72,700.

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.
0.437
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 (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.53%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Saco, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.53%).

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

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saco, ME have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% 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

8.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saco, ME (1.62k out of 20.1k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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

96.4% of the population of Saco, ME has health coverage, with 58.5% on employee plans, 9.29% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see 1366 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1339 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,366 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, ME

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see an average of 1,366 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1,339 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.63%
Uninsured
58.5%
Employer Coverage
9.29%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saco, ME declined by 1.29% from 3.67% to 3.63%.

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