Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Rank of Maine, Economy

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.
Agriculture
Land in Farms, Percent
1992 43 15% 43.6%
1997 40 6.7% 42.2%
2002 49 6.9% 41.4%
2007 49 6.8% 40.8%
Land in Farms, Acres
2000 43 1,270,000 943,090,000
1992 43 1,258,297 945,531,506
1997 42 1,211,648 931,795,255
2002 40 1,369,768 938,279,056
2007 41 1,347,566

922,095,840

Average Acres per Farm
1990 36 199 460
1992 36 218 491
1997 209 487
2000 371 187 434
2002 35 190 441
2007 39 166 418
Harvested Cropland Acres
1991 44 369,000 314,342,000
1997 426,711 309,395,475
2002 43 394,121 302,697,252
2007 44 393,738 309,607,601
Number of Farms
1990 41 7,300 2,143,150
2000 41 6,800 2,172,000
1992 41 5,776 1,925,300
1997 41 7,404 1,911,859
2002 41 7,196 2,128,982
2007 41 8,136 2,204,792
Net Farm Income, Millions $ (Operators)
1990 41 $151 $50,832
1992 $73 $30,422
1997 $78 $42,558
2002 40 $109 $33,736
2007 39 $166 $64,198
Value Products Sold in $1,000
1997 46 $450,278 $201,379,812
2002 46 $463,603 $200,646,355
2007 42 $617,190 $297,220,491
YEAR RANK MAINE NE* US
Employment
Unemployment Rate
2000 14 3.3 2.7 4.0
2001 10 3.7 3.6 4.7
2002 10 4.4 4.6 5.8
2003 15 5.0 5.1 6.0
2004 13 4.6 4.6 5.5
2005 24 4.9 4.5 5.1
2006 31 4.7 4.4 4.6
2007 33 4.7 4.4 4.6
2008 25 5.4 5.4 5.8
2009 25 8.1 8.1 9.3
2010 21 8.2 8.3 9.6
2011 20 7.5 7.7 8.9
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YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.
Civilian Labor Force
20003 39 689,000 140,863,000
2010 41 698,500 153,216,900
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Energy**
BTU Consumption/Capita
1960 26 238,368 249,510
1970 29 303,624 330,362
1980 25 338,578 343,679
1990 17 379,086 338,537
2000 16 406,121 349,833
2009 23 327,134 307,990
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Gross State Product/Capita
1999 452 $25,800 $32,763
2008 43 $37,760 $46,721
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Income of People
Per Capita Personal Income
1970 37 $3,409 $4,072
1980 39 $8,259 $10,029
1990 32 $17,167 $19,142
2000 37 $25,623 $29,676
2010 29 $37,300 $40,584
Median Household Income
1990 28 $28,793 $30,163
20003 27 $41,597 $42,148
2010 27 $48,133 $49,445
Salary and Wages/Worker
1990 37 $20,154 23,602
2000 41 $27,664 $35,323
2009 44 $36,617 $45,559
Persons Living in Poverty
20003 36 9.8% 11.9%
2005 25 12.3% 13.3%
2010 30 12.5% 15.1%



Sources are U.S. Census unless otherwise noted.

1 Louise L. Horner., Ed. Almanac of the 50 States: Basic Data Profiles with Comparative Tables. Palo Alto, California. Information Publications. 2002.

2Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  Fedgazette. September, 2001

3Average of three years ending in 2000

* New England average of the six states

**About three-quarters of Maine’s households – the highest share in the Nation – use fuel oil for home heating. Maine generates a larger share of its electricity from nonhydroelectric renewable resources than any other State. Maine is the only New England State in which industry is the leading energy-consuming sector. Maine has the highest wood and wood waste power generation capacity in the United States.

Selected Resources:

Census.gov. “Labor Force, Employment, & Earnings.”  647 – Average Annual Wage by State. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/labor_force_employment_earnings.html (accessed March 2, 2012)

Energy Information Administration. State Energy Data System. Consumption Estimates. http://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.cfm#data

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007 and 2008; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements, 2011. Web: www.census.gov. (accessed March 2, 2012)

United States. Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farms, Land in Farms, and Livestock Operations. 2010 Summary. February 2011. http://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Todays_Reports/reports/fnlo0211.pdf (accessed 2/29/12)

U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/lau/lastrkXX.htm, where XX = 00 through 11 for years 2000 through 2011.

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