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Income

Economic Data

Agriculture Number of farms and acreage since 1930 Agricultural Subsidies Paid to Maine Farms 1999-2001 Labor Force Employment by Industrial Sector Employment by Top 50 Employers Labor Force, Employed and Unemployed Since 1976 Unemployment Rate: US, New England, Maine Since … Continue reading

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Housing

Chart Home Ownership Maine and US

Maine home ownership in 2010 was 73.8%, compared with 66.9% for the U.S. as a whole. It had dropped from 75.3% in 2006, just before the recession in the housing market. In 2000, the U.S. rate was 76.5 and Maine’s … Continue reading

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Median Family Income

Median Family Income

The median income for families is that amount above which half the families have more and below which half the families have less income. It is “in the middle.” According to the U.S. Census: Family. A family is a group … Continue reading

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Median Household Income

Household Income 1984-2009

The median income for a group is that amount above which half the group has more and below which half the group has less. It is “in the middle.” According to the U.S. Census: Family. A family is a group … Continue reading

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Median Value of Housing Units

Map: Median Value of Housing Units 1990

The value of housing tells a lot about income and the competition for housing in a particular area. For nearly three decades the coastal counties (except for Washington) have registered higher housing values, while the northern counties and Washington County … Continue reading

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Personal Income

Personal Income Per Capita

Maine’s personal income per person (per capita) has lagged the national average by varying amounts since 1929.   The state’s percent of the national average (green line on the chart) has not strayed far from the long-term average of 86% … Continue reading

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Poverty

Tenement Housing Usually Serves Low-Income People (2002)

Official Poverty Levels by Family Size Size Income 1 $10,210 2 $13,690 3 $17,170 4 $20,650 5 $24,130 6 $27,610 7 $31,090 8 $34,570 – – – – – – – – – – For each additional family member, add … Continue reading

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Vacant Housing Units

Map: Percent of Housing Units Vacant 2005-2009

During the period 2005 through 2009, housing unit vacancy rates varied widely from 10% in Androscoggin County to over 46% in Washington County.  This represents a slightly decreased disparity compared to the 2000 Census range for Maine, which was from … Continue reading

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