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State Income Data - ME

Maine

Income & Poverty
2015
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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

45,352
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 90.2%
% change: 1990-2000 37.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 16.1%
With related children under age 18
25.1%
With related children under age 5
14.6%
Married-couple families 10.5%
With related children under age 18
16.3%
With related children under age 5
3.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 43.1%
With related children under age 18
50.3%
With related children under age 5
57.8%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 25,030
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
15.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.8%
Noncitizens 20,322
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
51.2%
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) (%) 1,248,161
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 29.7%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 9.1%
With related children under age 18
16.2%
With related children under age 5
21.1%
Married-couple families 4.2%
With related children under age 18
6.1%
With related children under age 5
7.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 30.1%
With related children under age 18
39.5%
With related children under age 5
54.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 1,231,030
Below 100% of the poverty level 160,771
Speaks only English
1,157,385
Below 100% of the poverty level 148,006
Speaks Spanish
10,138
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,987
Speaks other Indo-European languages
48,506
Below 100% of the poverty level 5,676
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
7,601
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,550
Speaks other languages
7,400
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,552
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.7%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.4%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 48.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 14,040
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 18.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 19.3%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 8,019
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
15.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.4%
Noncitizens (%) 6,021
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
22.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
20.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
17.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
15.3%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $44,350
Female $36,814
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
$49,695
Female
$38,773
Noncitizens  
Male
$37,212
Female
$35,622
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 411,265
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 13.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 22.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $45,823
Female $36,123
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $44,371
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $49,021
Noncitizens $35,962
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $49,487
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 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 61.2%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 71.9%
Noncitizens 44.1%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 71.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 43,996
With health insurance 91.8%
With private health insurance
64.5%
With public coverage
40.0%
No health insurance coverage 8.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 24,968
With health insurance 92.3%
With private health insurance
67.7%
With public coverage
40.0%
No health insurance coverage 7.7%
Noncitizens (%) 19,028
With health insurance 91.2%
With private health insurance
60.2%
With public coverage
39.9%
No health insurance coverage 8.8%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,270,853
With health insurance 91.6%
With private health insurance
68.9%
With public coverage
37.3%
No health insurance coverage 8.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “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.