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Aroostook County

Map of Maine Counties and Baxter Park

the “rooftop of Maine,” John Steinbeck. This northernmost county, known as “the County,” is the state’s largest, established in 1839, during the “Aroostook War.” Famed for its potato growing, the County’s premiere crop has declined steadily, as has its population. Nevertheless, agriculture still dominates the County’s economy and its culture. Continue reading

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Census Quick Facts Maine 2010

Population definition and source info

For county Quick Facts, use the menu bar above, clicking on “Government,” then “Counties.” See also population. People QuickFacts Maine USA Population, 2010 1,328,361 308,745,538 Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 4.2% 9.7% Population, 2000 1,274,923 281,421,906 Persons under 5 … Continue reading

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Counties

Maine has sixteen counties, as well as hundreds of local governments. The earliest established was York, in 1652; the latest, Knox in 1860. The structure and functions of county government are similar throughout the state. For a brief sketch of … Continue reading

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Native Americans

Sign: Maliseet Tribal Offices (2003)

Social and Political Organization An important unit of social organization was the band, a loosely organized collection of people, frequently related family members, who occupied a particular tract of land, moved and camped together, and felt a common identity, including … 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, 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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Timeline of Maine History 04: The American Revolution

Machias Bay 1785

1775-1789 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord begins the Revolutionary War. Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. Benedict Arnold and his expedition reach Swan Island in the Kennebec River, move through the state to Quebec. The British ship Margaretta is … 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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