E.g., 06/27/2019
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State Income Data - ME

Maine

Income & Poverty
2017
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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

45,950
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 63.1%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 84.5%
% 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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 15.3%
With related children under age 18
24.8%
With related children under age 5
14.7%
Married-couple families 9.3%
With related children under age 18
14.7%
With related children under age 5
5.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 41.0%
With related children under age 18
50.7%
With related children under age 5
34.8%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 26,084
Below 100% of the poverty level
15.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
15.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.8%
Noncitizens 19,866
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.3%
100-199% of the poverty level
18.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
54.5%
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) (%) 1,249,048
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 19.4%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 8.1%
With related children under age 18
14.4%
With related children under age 5
16.8%
Married-couple families 3.8%
With related children under age 18
5.1%
With related children under age 5
5.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 27.1%
With related children under age 18
36.6%
With related children under age 5
48.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 1,238,197
Below 100% of the poverty level 135,321
Speaks only English
1,167,878
Below 100% of the poverty level 122,272
Speaks Spanish
10,750
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,970
Speaks other Indo-European languages
45,507
Below 100% of the poverty level 5,852
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
8,035
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,041
Speaks other languages
6,027
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,186
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.5%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 27.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.9%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 52.9%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 14,763
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 15.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 21.4%
Earned $75,000 or more 22.1%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 8,577
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
22.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
26.0%
Noncitizens (%) 6,186
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
0.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.5%
Earned $75,000 or more
16.7%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $49,177
Female $39,016
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
$54,421
Female
$39,034
Noncitizens  
Male
$43,763
Female
$38,993
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 421,633
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.8%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 12.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 24.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 17.2%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $48,328
Female $38,445
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $47,475
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,784
Noncitizens $41,117
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $53,234
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 60.3%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 68.8%
Noncitizens 45.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 72.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 44,971
With health insurance 89.1%
With private health insurance
63.0%
With public coverage
38.1%
No health insurance coverage 10.9%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 26,049
With health insurance 93.1%
With private health insurance
63.0%
With public coverage
45.0%
No health insurance coverage 6.9%
Noncitizens (%) 18,922
With health insurance 83.6%
With private health insurance
63.1%
With public coverage
28.6%
No health insurance coverage 16.4%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,276,678
With health insurance 92.0%
With private health insurance
70.8%
With public coverage
36.1%
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, 2017 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.