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.
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.