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Economy

Haying in Western Maine (George French Collection, Maine State Archives)

The Maine economy has passed through stages typical of most states, with an initial focus on extractive activities (fishing, logging, slate and granite quarrying, other mining, and ice harvesting), and moving from subsistence farming to substantial agricultural development (apples, blueberries … Continue reading

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Poverty

Tenement Housing Usually Serves Low-Income People (2002)

Official Poverty Levels by Family Size Size Income 1 $10,210 2 $13,690 3 $17,170 4 $20,650 5 $24,130 6 $27,610 7 $31,090 8 $34,570 – – – – – – – – – – For each additional family member, add … Continue reading

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Rank of Maine, Social Indicators

YEAR RANK MAINE U.S. Status of Children 1=High In Poverty 2000 18 13.7% 16.6% 2007 31 15.4% 18.0% 2010 36 17.8% 21.6% At/Below 200% Poverty 19953 20 38.3% – 20013 25 34.5% 38.1% 2010 34 36.3% 43.2% At/Below 200% Poverty, … Continue reading

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