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Vital Statistics, Population

County Differences by Age

Map: Percent Under 18 by County, 2009

The distribution of people by age varies among the sixteen counties. Census reports for 2009 show young people under 18 years of age form a greater portion of the populations in western and southern counties.  Three mid-coast counties (Lincoln, Knox … Continue reading

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Population Density by County

Map: Population Density by County 1990

Maine continues to see a migration of its population away from the most northern areas and toward the south and mid-coast.  Within counties such as Oxford and Penobscot, their southern most communities are growing while the smaller northern towns decline … Continue reading

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Population Since 1741

Map: Maine Population 1742-2010

The population of Maine is measured every ten years by the U.S. Census Bureau, and is estimated annually by the Department of Human Services. The graph at right illustrates the increases since 1742 and the declining portion of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Population, Largest Communities

Fifteen communities had populations of over 15,000 in the year 2010, two more than in 2000. While ranks of the first five were little changed, Scarborough surged ahead while Waterville fell behind. Windham and Gorham were new to the list … Continue reading

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Population, Urban Areas

Maine Urban-Rural Population 2010

The U.S. Census identifies “Urbanized Areas” (Urbanized) and “Urban Clusters” (Clusters), reporting population and the number of housing units (Housing). Data is extracted from the Maine 2010 Population Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Issued August 2012. Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Population

Maine is a relative small, sparsely settled state when it comes to population.  Its people are predominantly  white, of European-origin, with relatively few members of minority ethnic or racial groups. The state ranks about 40th in total population, population density, … Continue reading

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Vital Statistics

Chart of Ratio of Marriage to Divorces

are those tracing the defining events in people lives that identify their status: birth, marriage, divorce, and death. For details on other statistics got to population. The ratio of marriages to divorces had been declining in Maine through most of … Continue reading

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