Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Rank of Maine, Government Revenue and Spending

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.1
Federal Aid
Federal Aid Per Capita
1988 12 $551 n.a.
2007 11 $1,936 n.a.
2009 9 $2,559 n.a.
Local Government
Local Taxes Per Capita
1996 15 $1,074 n.a.
2008 22 $1,616 $1,777
Property Taxes, as % of Local Taxes
1991 5 98.6% 75.7%
2008 1 98.7% 72.3%
Property Taxes as % of Personal Income
1996 3 5.4% n.a.
2008 7 4.6% 3.5%
Property Tax Per Capita
19904 16 $722 $626
2008 10 $1,596 $1,286
State & Local Employees Per 10,000 Population
1999 27 555 539
2009 20 581 571
State & Local Taxes Per Capita
1995 19 $2,466 n.a.
1996 16 $2,600 n.a.
2008 15 $4,466 $4,309
State & Local Taxes as Percent of Personal Income
1996 6 12.9% n.a.
20104 14 13.0% 11.8%
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Rank 1 =
Highest Amount or Percent
YEAR RANK MAINE U.S.1
State Government
Employees Per 10,000 Pop.
1990 28 179 154
2000 28 161 145
2007 24 220 143
2010 26 159 142
Employee Pay Ave. FTE
20019 24 $38,697 $42,250
2010 31 $48,092 $53,669
Revenue Per Capita
1990 19 $2,643 $2,515
1999 16 $4,699 $4,236
State Taxes Per Capita2
1997 22 $1,626 $1,660
2000 14 $2,087 $1,921
2010 10 $1,850 $1,619
Expenditures Per Capita
1999 21 $3,883 $3,668
1996 40 $571 n.a.
State Sales Tax Rate
1992 6 6% 6%
20103 31 5% 5.6%
State Sales Tax Per Capita
2000 18 $934 $898
2010 45 $745 $747
Individual Income Tax
Percent of Personal Income
1996 15 2.8% n.a.
Per Capita
1996 40 $571 n.a.
20002 15 $845 $692
2010 19 $981 $935
Corporate Income Tax
Per Capita
1996 15 $57 n.a.
2000 18 $118 $115
2010 22 $132 $280
See also articles on the State Budget and on State Employees

1U.S. means “average of all U.S. states.

2Total of State sales, individual income, and corporate income taxes

3Maine was in a 4-way tie; rank and average rate of the 44 states with a sales tax

4 2008 taxes, 2010 per capita income

Sources are primarily U.S. Census. n.a. = not available or not applicable.

Other sources:

State Emplotee Pay 2010 from http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/ “Data by government function for each state government”

The New York Times 2002 Almanac. New York: Penguin. 2001

Philip M. Dearborn. “Local Property Taxes: Emerging Trends.” Intergovernmental Perspective. Summer, 1993.

1993 Information Please Almanac. Houghton Mifflin. New York. 1992.

Kendra and Harold Hovey. CQ’s State Fact Finder 2000. Washington, DC. CQ Press. 2000.

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

Las Vegas Review-Journal. May 18, 2003.Citing U.S. Census as the source. FTE=Full Time Equivalent position. Internet site accessed February 19, 2004: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2003/May-18-Sun-2003/news/21349243.html

U.S. Bureau of the Census, Public Employment Series. Cited by the Utah Foundation. Internet site accessed February 19, 2004: http://www.utahfoundation.org/o/stat_review/section_c/uf%20stat%20review%20table%20c5%200101.pdf

Maine Municipal Association. Legislative Bulletin. February 13, 2004. p. 5.

The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. Citing U.S. Census data. Internet site accessed February 19, 2004: http://www.bcnys.org/ppi/trail3.htm

State Rankings — Statistical Abstract of the United States. FEDERAL AID TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PER CAPITA, 2007. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/state_local_govt_finances_employment.html (accessed March 5, 2012)

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