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Augusta, Maine

Maine is the 41st most populous and the 39th largest (30,843 square miles) of the 50 states and capital district in the US. Its capital city is Augusta (featured on the picture above). Majority of occupations in Maine is management and professional (32.80%), followed by sales and office (24.90%). Two or More Races is the second largest race in this state after White.

State Stats and Facts

  1. Maine is often referred to as the Pine Tree State, Vacationland and Lumber State
  2. Maine has one of the lowest mercury releases, per 1000 population
  3. Maine has one of the highest number of white population (95.20% whereas national average 77.70%)
  4. Maine has one of the lowest number of Hispanic-owned firms (0.70% vs. USA average 8.30%)
  5. Maine has one of the lowest rate of aggravated assault (61 whereas USA median 242)

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Total population compared to the USA
Population distribution by race or ethnicity
Female vs male population
Education, home ownership and poverty rate
Land area, population density and life expectancy
Unemployment rate and occupation types
Business ownerships
Production and sales per business sector

Population Charts

Based on 2013 estimate, Maine population was 1,328,302 which ranks the 41st of the 50 United States and capital district. The most populous city in Maine is Portland. In this part, you’ll learn various state profiles on population by race, age and gender.


Total population compared to the USA

Between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2013, net population change is Z. This is higher than national average, which is 2.40%. Maine population represents only 0.42% of the entire population in the USA as depicted in the following chart.

Maine total population compared to the USA

Population distribution by race or age

Census 2013 shows the following 5 races or ethnicities representing population in Maine (sortedin descending order):

  • White ancestry 95.20%
  • Others (two or more races) 1.60%
  • Black or African American 1.40%
  • Asian ethnicity 1.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Z

The following chart compares Maine population distribution to national average:

Comparison of Maine population distribution by rate or ethnicity to USA average

According to Census QuickFacts 2013, 4.90% of Maine population are under 5 years old, 19.70% are under 18 years and 17.70% are 65 years or older. Furthermore 7.00% of Maine population (over the age of five) speak language other than English at home, which is lower than the US average of 20.50%.

Female vs male population

Female population in 2013 is 51.00% which is slightly more than male population. Maine female population number ranks the 19th nation-wide. USA’s average female population is 50.80% whereas male population average is 49.20%.  The following chart shows comparison of female and male population between Maine and the USA.

Female and male population in Maine vs USA average

Demographics Charts

In this section, you’ll find a collection of statistical profiles on education, property ownerships, poverty, land area, population density and life expectancy.  For analysis purposes, each state data is compared to national average.  Data is sourced from last census.

Education, home ownership and poverty rate

In the chart below, you’ll find:

  • Rate of high school graduates is 90.60% which is higher than national median of 85.70%
  • Rate of bachelor’s degree is 27.30% which is lower than US average of 28.50%
  • Home ownership rate is 72.10% which is higher than national average of 65.50%
  • People who live below poverty rate is 13.30%, this is lower than US median of 14.90%

Data is obtained from Census 2008-2012.

Comparison of Maine Education, Home Ownership and Poverty to USA average

Land area, population density and life expectancy

Featured on the table below is:

  • Land area is 0.87% of total land area
  • Maine has less population density than the USA average (43.1 people per square mile vs 87.4)
  • Life expectancy in Maine is higher by .33 years than national average

Data is based on Census 2010.

Maine land area, population density & life expectancy
Demographic Attribute Maine USA
Land area (square miles) 30,842.92 3,531,905.43
Population density (people per square mile) 43.1 87.4
Life expectancy (years) 79.2 78.9

Unemployment rate and occupation types

Maine unemployment rate (May 2013 to June 2014) is 5.80% (lower than national average). Minimum wage in Maine is $7.50 per hour, which ranks the 20th highest among the states.  The table and chart below show various occupation types based on data obtained from 2010.

Occupation types in Maine based on Census 2010
Occupation Maine USA
Management or professional-related job 32.80% 34.90%
Service-related job 18.00% 17.10%
Sales and office job 24.90% 25.50%
Farming, fishing, and forestry 1.50% 0.70%
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair 10.00% 9.30%
Production, transportation and material moving 12.70% 12.50%
Comparison of Maine Occupation Types to USA Average

In terms of travel time to work, workers in Maine usually took less time than US average. Data from American Community Survey shows travel time in Maine was 23.3 minutes on average, whereas national average was 25.4 minutes. Average travel time is obtained by calculating time required to get from home to work each day during the week.

Business ownerships

Latest census business data shows:

  • Black-owned firms 0.50%, lower than national average of 7.10%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.50%, lower than national median of 0.90%
  • Asian-owned firms 0.70%, lower than US average of 5.70%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.00%, lower than the country’s average of 0.10%
  • Hispanic-owned firms 0.70%, lower than national average of 8.30%
  • Women-owned firms 25.60%, lower than US median of 28.80%

For comparison purpose, the following chart includes data from US average.

Comparison of Business Ownership Percentage to USA Average

Production and sales

The following table and chart show manufacturers production shipments and sales figures per business area. These highlight which specific business area Maine is strong at.

Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures
Description Maine USA
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 16,363,192 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 8,823,719 4,174,286,516
Retail sales ($1000) 20,444,031 3,917,663,456
Accommodation and food services ($1000) 2,515,827 613,795,732
Maine Manufacturers Production Shipments and Sales Figures

Retail spending per person is $15,520.00, which is higher than national average of $12,990.00. In 2012, number of building permits issued in Maine was 3,001.

Interesting Facts and Statistics (continued)

  1. Maine has one of the lowest vehicle theft rates (75 compared to USA average 230)
  2. Maine has one of the highest number of white population excluding Hispanic and Latino (94.00% whilst country average 62.60%)
  3. Maine has one of the lowest number of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (1.40% whereas country average 17.10%)
  4. Maine has one of the lowest number of violent crime, per 100K (123 whereas USA median 387)
  5. Maine has one of the highest number of population under 65 years old (17.70% vs. country average 14.10%)
  6. Maine has one of the lowest violent crime rates (123 compared to country median 387)
  7. Maine has one of the lowest number of population under 5 years old (4.90% while country average 6.30%)
  8. Maine has one of the lowest number of people per household (2 whereas country average 3)
  9. Maine has one of the lowest number of population under 18 years old (19.70% whereas national median 23.30%)

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