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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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Quick Facts about ME

Population 1,329,100
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $49,331
Median Home Price $173,800
Median Property Tax $1,336
Median Rent $71

Employment Rate in ME

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Race in ME

  Ethnicity White 95%
  Ethnicity Black 1.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 0.2%

Employment Rate in ME

  Employed 96%
  Unemployed 4%

Educational Levels in ME

  Bachelor's Degree 18.7%
  Associate's Degree 9.5%
  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%
Construction 6.9%
Manufacturing 9.3%
Wholesale Trade 2.3%
Retail Trade 13.4%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.8%
Information 1.8%
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%
Public Administration 4.4%

Housing in ME

  Homes Rent 71.2%
  Homes Owned 28.8%

Maine Rankings

Best places to Live in Maine

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Pittsfield 3,110 $95,600 $44,236
Fairfield 3,105 $114,200 $42,037
Calais 3,038 $87,200 $33,906
York Harbor 3,003 $375,800 $59,840
South Paris 2,854 $119,400 $25,256
Cape Neddick 2,780 $362,100 $69,194
Lincoln 2,688 $86,200 $37,596
Cumberland Center 2,664 $290,300 $122,569
Winthrop 2,651 $154,300 $45,278
Madawaska 2,623 $84,400 $34,916
Bar Harbor 2,585 $305,700 $42,117
Hallowell 2,514 $202,300 $48,971
Bucksport 2,481 $98,300 $28,594
Lake Arrowhead 2,477 $151,200 $65,219
Oakland 2,448 $138,700 $47,159
Dover-Foxcroft 2,445 $124,800 $35,469
Berwick 2,412 $178,100 $68,869
Madison 2,372 $104,200 $35,718
Fort Kent 2,345 $127,000 $33,889
Norway 2,341 $91,600 $26,736