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Maine

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Maine
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,338,404
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,338,404
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,328,369
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,328,361
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.6%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 110,362
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 746,596
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 72.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $179,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,357
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $483
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $808
Building permits, 2018 4,6971
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 554,061
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 87.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 30.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,901,347
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,297,043
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,044,543
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,961,262
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,521,714
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,192
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 23.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $53,024
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $29,886
Persons in poverty, percent
11.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 41,1781
Total employment, 2016 511,9361
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 21,349,1991
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.3%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 116,299
All firms, 2012 139,570
Men-owned firms, 2012 79,243
Women-owned firms, 2012 42,067
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,339
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 131,322
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 15,689
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 115,839
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 30,842.92
FIPS Code 23
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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