Searsport, ME

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Population

1,117

20.8% growth

Median Age

53.5


Median Household Income

$41,635

25% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

516

33.7% growth

Median Property Value

$167,300

1.36% decline

About

In 2017, Searsport, ME had a population of 1.12k people with a median age of 53.5 and a median household income of $41,635. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Searsport, ME grew from 925 to 1,117, a 20.8% increase and its median household income grew from $33,304 to $41,635, a 25% increase.

The population of Searsport, ME is 93.7% White Alone, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.985% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Searsport, ME speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Searsport, ME is $167,300, and the homeownership rate is 56.5%. Most people in Searsport, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Searsport, ME is 4 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Searsport, ME employs 516 people. The largest industries in Searsport, ME are Retail Trade (122 people), Manufacturing (116 people), and Educational Services (98 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,118), Educational Services ($54,076), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,732).

Median household income in Searsport, ME is $41,635. Males in Searsport, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Searsport, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,635

2017 value

± $17,439

25%

1 Year Growth

± 54.8%

Households in Searsport, ME have a median annual income of $41,635, 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 $33,304 in 2016, which represents a 25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Searsport, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 420

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Searsport, ME was Census Tract 420 with a value of $43,057, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Searsport, ME (216 out of 1.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    169 ± 94

  2. Other

    47 ± 71

  3. Hispanic

    47 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Searsport, ME is White, followed by Other 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

516

2017 Value

± 187

33.7%

1 Year growth

± 42.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Searsport, ME grew at a rate of 33.7%, from 386 employees to 516 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Searsport, ME, are Management Occupations (72 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (68 people), and Material Moving Occupations (59 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Searsport, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Searsport, ME, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (72 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (68 people), and Material Moving Occupations (59 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Searsport, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (4.95 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (4.37 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Searsport, ME, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($58,309), Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($29,799), and Total ($28,160).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

516

2017 Value

± 187

33.7%

1 Year growth

± 42.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Searsport, ME grew at a rate of 33.7%, from 386 employees to 516 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Searsport, ME, are Retail Trade (122 people), Manufacturing (116 people), and Educational Services (98 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Searsport, ME, though some of these residents may live in Searsport, ME 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 Searsport, ME, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (122 people), Manufacturing (116 people), and Educational Services (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Searsport, ME has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.22 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (2.07 times), and Educational Services (2.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Searsport, ME, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($59,118), Educational Services ($54,076), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,732).

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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. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

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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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% 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. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.3% of the population of Searsport, ME has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 27% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Searsport, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Searsport, ME 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

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

3.67%

Uninsured

37.2%

Employer Coverage

27%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Searsport, ME declined by 40.4% from 6.16% to 3.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Searsport, ME 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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Diversity

Searsport, ME is home to a population of 1.12k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.45% of Searsport, ME residents were born outside of the country (72 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Searsport, ME is composed of 1.05k White Alone residents (93.7%), 59 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.28%), 11 Two or More Races residents (0.985%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.2

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Searsport, ME was 53.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Searsport, ME are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Searsport, ME residents was 58.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

72 people

6.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

57 people

As of 2017, 6.45% of Searsport, ME residents (72 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Searsport, ME was 6.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Searsport, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Searsport, ME was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.05k ± 243

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    59 ± 66.5

  3. Two or More Races

    11 ± 20.6

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White Alone residents (1.05k people) in Searsport, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59 Hispanic or Latino and 11 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    26 ± 30

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12 ± 19

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 14

Searsport, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Searsport, ME was $167,300 in 2017, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,600 to $167,300, a 1.36% decrease. The homeownership rate in Searsport, ME is 56.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Searsport, ME have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Searsport, ME is higher than the national average, with an average of 4 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$167,300

2017 Median

± $40,411

$169,600

2016 Median

± $96,498

In 2017, the median property value in Searsport, ME declined from to $167,300 from the previous year's value of $169,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Searsport, ME 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 Searsport, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$41,635

Median Household Income

± $17,439

589

Number of Households

± 176

In 2017, the median household income of the 589 households in Searsport, ME grew to $41,635 from the previous year's value of $33,304.

The following chart displays the households in Searsport, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Searsport, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Searsport, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.5%

2017 Homeownership

52.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.5% of the housing units in Searsport, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.2%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Searsport, ME have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 10.7% of the workforce in Searsport, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.5%

  2. Carpooled

    23.1%

  3. Walked

    3.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Searsport, ME was Drove Alone (70.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (23.1%) and those who Walked (3.19%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

4 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Searsport, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Searsport, ME have 4 cars, followed by 1 car.

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