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State Income Data - ME

Maine

Income & Poverty
2013
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

44,821
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 88.8%
% change: 1990-2000 37.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 16.0%
With related children under age 18
24.2%
With related children under age 5
11.5%
Married-couple families 12.1%
With related children under age 18
20.6%
With related children under age 5
N
Families with female householder, no husband present 39.0%
With related children under age 18
40.9%
With related children under age 5
55.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 24,960
Below 100% of the poverty level
16.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.9%
Noncitizens 19,861
Below 100% of the poverty level
26.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
52.8%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,248,203
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 65.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 32.6%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 9.3%
With related children under age 18
16.7%
With related children under age 5
22.0%
Married-couple families 4.4%
With related children under age 18
6.6%
With related children under age 5
7.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 30.9%
With related children under age 18
39.9%
With related children under age 5
59.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 35,778
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,209,387
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 70.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 34,870
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 64.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,153,522
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 69.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 1,231,002
Below 100% of the poverty level 167,830
Speaks only English
1,155,339
Below 100% of the poverty level 153,621
Speaks Spanish
10,003
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,778
Speaks other Indo-European languages
50,769
Below 100% of the poverty level 6,513
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
8,187
Below 100% of the poverty level 822
Speaks other languages
6,704
Below 100% of the poverty level 5,096
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.3%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.8%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 76.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 13,608
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 18.3%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 7,826
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
14.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
20.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
18.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
19.7%
Noncitizens (%) 5,782
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
6.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
20.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
18.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
16.4%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $40,220
Female $36,609
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$42,300
Female
$37,648
Noncitizens  
Male
$36,628
Female
$36,300
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 408,403
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 14.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $44,489
Female $35,326
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $43,783
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $48,292
Noncitizens $35,862
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $47,501
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 61.6%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 72.5%
Noncitizens 44.9%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 71.2%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 44,449
With health insurance 88.3%
With private health insurance
61.7%
With public coverage
43.1%
No health insurance coverage 11.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 25,131
With health insurance 91.5%
With private health insurance
64.8%
With public coverage
47.6%
No health insurance coverage 8.5%
Noncitizens (%) 19,318
With health insurance 84.1%
With private health insurance
57.7%
With public coverage
37.2%
No health insurance coverage 15.9%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,269,742
With health insurance 88.8%
With private health insurance
65.0%
With public coverage
38.6%
No health insurance coverage 11.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.