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State Income Data - ME
 

Maine

Income & Poverty
2019
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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

46,189
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 39.1%
% change: 1990-2000 37.4%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.6%
With related children under age 18
17.1%
With related children under age 5
6.2%
Married-couple families 8.9%
With related children under age 18
11.6%
With related children under age 5
5.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 32.0%
With related children under age 18
36.5%
With related children under age 5
7.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 26,546
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
71.2%
Noncitizens 19,643
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
63.6%
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) (%) 1,252,598
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 70.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 11.2%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 7.1%
With related children under age 18
12.8%
With related children under age 5
13.3%
Married-couple families 3.4%
With related children under age 18
4.3%
With related children under age 5
3.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 23.9%
With related children under age 18
33.3%
With related children under age 5
43.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 1,244,231
Below 100% of the poverty level 131,572
Speaks only English
1,172,576
Below 100% of the poverty level 122,179
Speaks Spanish
10,431
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,073
Speaks other Indo-European languages
42,554
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,775
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
8,757
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,304
Speaks other languages
9,913
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,241
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.3%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.9%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.6%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 16,720
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 1.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 11.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 20.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 25.4%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 9,470
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
1.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
10.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
21.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
27.8%
Noncitizens (%) 7,250
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
1.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.3%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $51,906
Female $40,259
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
$55,236
Female
$38,998
Noncitizens  
Male
$46,023
Female
$40,899
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 435,455
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 9.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 24.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 20.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $50,783
Female $41,275
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $52,809
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $57,566
Noncitizens $48,368
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $58,056
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 60.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 69.8%
Noncitizens 43.5%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 72.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private 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 (%) 51,821
With health insurance 91.3%
With private health insurance
67.3%
With public coverage
39.6%
No health insurance coverage 8.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 30,562
With health insurance 92.8%
With private health insurance
67.3%
With public coverage
45.7%
No health insurance coverage 7.2%
Noncitizens (%) 21,259
With health insurance 89.2%
With private health insurance
67.4%
With public coverage
30.8%
No health insurance coverage 10.8%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,275,802
With health insurance 92.0%
With private health insurance
69.6%
With public coverage
38.6%
No health insurance coverage 8.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.