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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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Indian Township

Location Map for Indian Township

Peter Dana Point, in the southwest corner, is the village center for the Passamaquoddy people in the township. U.S. Route 1 hosts another cluster of facilities and population. The tribe’s governing body is the policy maker for the Passamaquoddy People of Indian Township with each member elected for a four year term. Municipal offices, public safety building, housing authority and Boys & Girls Club Fitness Center are in the southeast corner near the town line with Princeton and near the shore of Lewy Lake. Continue reading

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Lincoln

Location Map for Lincoln

In 1846, Henry David Thoreau noted that his group “came into the Houlton road again, here called the military road, at Lincoln where there is quite a village for this country.” See photos. It has been a manufacturing center for pulp and paper, shoes and textiles. Recent years have seen a declining population as those sectors have faded. A 40 turbine wind will benefit the town budget. 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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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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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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