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State Demographics Data - ME

Maine

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

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
Number 44,687
% Foreign Born 3.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 21.8%
% change: 1990-2000 1.1%
Race (%)  
One race 98.9%
White
60.0%
Black or African American
13.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.0%
Asian
22.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
2.2%
Two or more races 1.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 3,711
% Latino 8.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 9.0%
18-64 66.7%
65 and older 23.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) 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. 2) 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.

47.2
Gender (% female) 58.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.4%
Married 58.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.8%

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
Number 1,283,615
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 3.7%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White 96.1%
Black or African American 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.2%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 14,721
% Latino 1.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.0%
5-17 15.0%
18-64 62.5%
65 and older 17.6%
Median Age 43.4
Gender (% female) 50.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.7%
Married 49.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.8%
Foreign Born
Number 36,691
% Foreign Born 2.9%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 1,238,232
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Foreign Born
Number 36,296
% Foreign Born 3.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,191,632
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

44,687
Born in Africa 5,442
Born in Asia 12,901
Born in Europe 10,329
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 4,357
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 11,079
Born in Oceania 579
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Vietnam
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

44,687
Europe 10,329
Northern Europe 3,255
United Kingdom
2,872
Ireland
307
Other Northern Europe
76
Western Europe 2,354
France
314
Germany
1,738
Other Western Europe
302
Southern Europe 1,461
Italy
231
Portugal
292
Other Southern Europe
938
Eastern Europe 3,259
Poland
441
Russia
691
Other Eastern Europe
2,127
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 12,901
Eastern Asia 2,663
China
1,409

China, excluding Taiwan

1,401

Taiwan

8
Japan
146
Korea
971
Other Eastern Asia
137
South Central Asia 3,589
India
2,506
Iran
251
Other South Central Asia
832
Southeastern Asia 4,627
Philippines
1,973
Vietnam
1,299
Other Southeastern Asia
1,355
Western Asia 2,022
Israel
42
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
1,980
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 5,442
Eastern Africa 3,141
Northern Africa
635
Western Africa
630
Middle and Southern Africa
766
Other Africa (no country specified)
270
Oceania 579
Australia and New Zealand subregion 566
Oceania (no country specified) 13
Americas 15,436
Latin America 4,357
Caribbean
1,089

Cuba

306

Jamaica

442

Other Caribbean

341
Central America
1,965

Mexico

718

El Salvador

546

Other Central America

701
South America
1,303

Brazil

348

Colombia

64

Other South America

891
Northern America 11,079
Canada
11,079
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 19,420
1990-1999 7,662
2000-2009 11,520
Since 2010 6,085
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 12.2%
Born in Asia 28.9%
Born in Europe 23.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 9.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 24.8%
Born in Oceania 1.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23.2%
Country #2 7.8%
Country #3 6.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 23.1%
Northern Europe 7.3%
United Kingdom 6.4%
Ireland 0.7%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 5.3%
France 0.7%
Germany 3.9%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 3.3%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.7%
Other Southern Europe 2.1%
Eastern Europe 7.3%
Poland 1.0%
Russia 1.5%
Other Eastern Europe 4.8%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.9%
Eastern Asia 6.0%
China 3.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.1%
Taiwan 0.0%
Japan 0.3%
Korea 2.2%
Other Eastern Asia 0.3%
South Central Asia 8.0%
India 5.6%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 1.9%
Southeastern Asia 10.4%
Philippines 4.4%
Vietnam 2.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 3.0%
Western Asia 4.5%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 4.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 12.2%
Eastern Africa 7.0%
Northern Africa 1.4%
Western Africa 1.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.6%
Oceania 1.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 34.5%
Latin America 9.8%
Caribbean 2.4%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 1.0%
Other Caribbean 0.8%
Central America 4.4%
Mexico 1.6%
El Salvador 1.2%
Other Central America 1.6%
South America 2.9%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 0.1%
Other South America 2.0%
Northern America 24.8%
Canada 24.8%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 43.5%
1980-1989 17.1%
1990-1999 25.8%
Since 2000 13.6%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 36,691
Born in Africa 1,067
Born in Asia 6,949
Born in Europe 11,000
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,197
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,237
Cat28 239
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.9%
Born in Asia 18.9%
Born in Europe 30.0%
Born in Latin America 6.0%
Born in Northern America 41.5%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.4%
Country #2 7.8%
Country #3 5.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 35,436
Born in Africa 239
Born in Asia 4,864
Born in Europe 9,953
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,376
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 18,813
Cat21 191
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 0.7%
Born in Asia 13.7%
Born in Europe 28.1%
Born in Latin America 3.9%
Born in Northern America 53.1%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 51.1%
Country #2 8.3%
Country #3 6.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 44,687
Naturalized citizens 25,351
Noncitizens 19,336
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 25,351
Before 1980 6,374
1980-1989 2,685
1990-1999 4,646
2000-2009 7,481
Since 2010 4,165
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 56.7%
Noncitizens 43.3%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 25.1%
1980-1989 10.6%
1990-1999 18.3%
2000-2009 29.5%
Since 2010 16.4%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 36,691
Naturalized citizens 20,252
Noncitizens 16,439
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 55.2%
Noncitizens 44.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 36,296
Naturalized citizens 21,281
Noncitizens 15,015
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 58.6%
Noncitizens 41.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 11,478
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 664
% married among women who gave birth
39.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
60.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 282,983
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 13,003
% married among women who gave birth 59.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 40.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) 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. 2) 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
Average household size 2.54
Average family size 3.19
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.33
Average family size 2.86
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 246,380
Only native parent(s)
228,617
One or more foreign-born parents
17,222

Child is native

14,672

Child is foreign born

2,550
Children under age 6 with 73,184
Only native parent(s)
68,583
One or more foreign-born parents
4,529

Child is native

4,137

Child is foreign born

392
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 173,196
Only native parent(s)
160,034
One or more foreign-born parents
12,693

Child is native

10,535

Child is foreign born

2,158
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

101,670
Only native parents 93,294
One or more foreign-born parents 8,168
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.0%
Child is native 6.0%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.2%
Child is native 5.7%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.3%
Child is native 6.1%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 291,941
Only native parent(s) 278,672
One or more foreign-born parents 13,269
Child is native 11,308
Child is foreign born 1,961
Children under age 6 with 83,917
Only native parent(s) 80,087
One or more foreign-born parents 3,830
Child is native 3,574
Child is foreign born 256
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 208,024
Only native parent(s) 198,585
One or more foreign-born parents 9,439
Child is native 7,734
Child is foreign born 1,705
Children in Low-Income Families* 99,767
Only native parents 95,394
One or more foreign-born parents 4,373
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%
Child is native 3.9%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.3%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%
Child is native 3.7%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 302,525
Only native parent(s) 287,689
One or more foreign-born parents 14,836
Child is native 13,412
Child is foreign born 1,424
Children under age 6 with 102,372
Only native parent(s) 98,153
One or more foreign-born parents 4,219
Child is native 4,043
Child is foreign born 176
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 200,153
Only native parent(s) 189,536
One or more foreign-born parents 10,617
Child is native 9,369
Child is foreign born 1,248
Children in Low-Income Families* 110,543
Only native parents 106,889
One or more foreign-born parents 3,654
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.9%
Child is native 4.4%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.1%
Child is native 3.9%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.3%
Child is native 4.7%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.3%

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.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

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 “Median Age” and “Household Size”: 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. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.