Maine: What you need to know
From harbors overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to Baxter Peak, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Maine offers a variety of natural beauty. Residents living in Maine experience all four seasons, including harsh winters and cool summers. Portland, Bangor and Augusta are among the best places to live in Maine. Shipbuilding, blueberries, tourism and of course lobsters play a large role in Maine’s economy. Maine is the home state of Stephen King, a prolific author of mystery and horror stories.
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- Discover how Maine is building on its rich legacy of life sciences innovation and expertise to deepen its impact in biomedicine, medical devices, diagnostic tools and pharmaceuticals.
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Quick Facts about ME
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$49,331|
|Median Home Price||$173,800|
|Median Property Tax||$1,336|
Employment Rate in ME
Race in ME
Employment Rate in ME
Educational Levels in ME
|Graduate or Professional Degree||10.3%|
|High School Graduate||33.2%|
|Some College, No Degree||19.9%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||29%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||91.6%|
Industry in ME
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||2.5%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||3.8%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||6.2%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||8.6%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||27.5%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||8.9%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.4%|
Housing in ME
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Maine
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|
|Old Orchard Beach||8,697||$194,300||$44,205|