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Population
  2010 2019
Population 1,328,361 1,344,212
Rank 42 43
Median Age 42.7 45.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 14,842 13,366
Boys 7,629 6,745
Girls 7,213 6,621
Total 9 year-olds 15,273 13,924
Boys 7,845 7,192
Girls 7,428 6,732
Total 10 year-olds 15,467 13,915
Boys 7,897 7,084
Girls 7,570 6,831
Total 11 year-olds 15,770 14,400
Boys 8,052 7,354
Girls 7,718 7,046
Total 12 year-olds 15,726 14,691
Boys 8,116 7,439
Girls 7,610 7,252
Total 13 year-olds 15,938 14,747
Boys 8,160 7,603
Girls 7,778 7,144
Total 14 year-olds 16,112 14,923
Boys 8,270 7,636
Girls 7,842 7,287
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 80.5% 78.5%
Car Pool 8.9% 9.5%
Public Transportation 0.5% 0.6%
Work at Home 5.2% 6.3%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 92.1%

Geography
  2010
Capital Augusta
Largest City Portland
Second Largest City Lewiston
Persons Per Square Mile 43.1

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 460 452
Amusement Parks 4 4
Fast-Food Restaurants 915 1,007
Toy Stores 40 52
Video/Disc Rental Stores 79 4
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 8 7
Candy & Nut Stores 21 25
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 47 49
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 4 3

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: March 15, 1820
  • Population 1820: 298,335
  • Population 1850: 583,169
  • Population 1900: 694,466
  • Population 1950: 913,774
  • Population 2000: 1,274,923
  • Population 2010: 1,328,361

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Pine Tree State
  • Flower : White Pine Cone and Tassel
  • Tree : White Pine
  • Bird : Chickadee
  • Mammal : Moose
  • Fruit : Wild Blueberry
  • Fish => Land-locked Salmon

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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