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Contact:  Mark Tolbert III
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  EMBARGOED UNTIL NOON EDT, MAY 21, 2002, (TUESDAY)

Census 2000 Social, Economic and Housing Profiles Released for Maine

**CENSUS BUREAU PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT**

The Census Bureau released Census 2000 demographic profile tables with social, economic and housing characteristics for Maine today. The data — summary tabulations of the responses to census long-form questions — will be used by elected officials and planners to make decisions affecting the quality of life in their communities.

Three new tables are based on answers to the long-form questionnaire, which was delivered to about 1-in-6 — roughly 19 million — households nationwide.

Some of the characteristics included in the new profile tables are:

  • Educational attainment, marital status, grandparents as caregivers, disability status, language spoken at home, place of birth and ancestry;
  • Employment status, occupation, industry, commuting to work, income in 1999 and poverty status in 1999;
  • Units in structure, year structure built, vehicles available, home heating fuel, value of owner occupied housing units and monthly rent.

A fourth table, with profile data from the short form, was released last year. It includes characteristics such as age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and household type and homeownership.

The profiles will be made available for every county, place, metropolitan area, American Indian or Alaska Native area, Hawaiian homeland and congressional district (106th Congress).

To access the profile tables on the FTP server, bona fide media representatives will need two sets of usernames and passwords: one to enter the embargo page, which may be obtained by faxing a request on your organization's letterhead to the Public Information Office at (301) 457-3670, and a second set, which is posted in the embargo area.

For more information about how to order paper copies of the Demographic Profile with 100 percent and sample data, contact the Census Bureau's Customer Services Center, (301) 763-INFO (4636) or e-mail <webmaster@census.gov>.

For local context, contact the Maine State Data Center on (207) 287-2189 or e-mail <eric.vonmagnus@state.me.us>.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 09, 2014