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State Demographics Data - ME

Maine

Demographics & Social
2012
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 47,095
% Foreign Born 3.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 28.4%
% change: 1990-2000 1.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.4%
White
59.1%
Black or African American
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
23.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
1.2%
Two or more races 2.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,303
% Latino 4.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.1%
5-17 10.2%
18-64 66.7%
65 and older 22.0%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

46.8
Gender (% female) 56.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 21.9%
Married 57.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.3%

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 1,282,097
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 3.5%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White 96.4%
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 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 16,148
% Latino 1.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.1%
5-17 15.2%
18-64 62.9%
65 and older 16.8%
Median Age 42.7
Gender (% female) 50.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.6%
Married 50.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.9%
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.

47,095
Born in Africa 5,612
Born in Asia 14,445
Born in Europe 11,713
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 3,986
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10,940
Born in Oceania 399
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.

47,095
Europe 11,713
Northern Europe 4,445
United Kingdom
3,653
Ireland
225
Other Northern Europe
567
Western Europe 3,614
France
615
Germany
2,153
Other Western Europe
846
Southern Europe 1,221
Italy
478
Portugal
175
Other Southern Europe
568
Eastern Europe 2,433
Poland
1,027
Russia
167
Other Eastern Europe
1,239
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 14,445
Eastern Asia 3,305
China
2,045

China, excluding Taiwan

1,822

Taiwan

223
Japan
491
Korea
769
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 2,658
India
938
Iran
840
Other South Central Asia
880
Southeastern Asia 7,242
Philippines
1,500
Vietnam
3,039
Other Southeastern Asia
2,703
Western Asia 1,240
Israel
95
Lebanon
130
Other Western Asia
1,015
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 5,612
Eastern Africa 2,736
Northern Africa
1,322
Western Africa
40
Middle and Southern Africa
799
Other Africa (no country specified)
715
Oceania 399
Australia and New Zealand subregion 399
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 14,926
Latin America 3,986
Caribbean
1,554

Cuba

97

Jamaica

731

Other Caribbean

726
Central America
1,209

Mexico

190

El Salvador

407

Other Central America

612
South America
1,223

Brazil

119

Colombia

275

Other South America

829
Northern America 10,940
Canada
10,940
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 21,236
1990-1999 7,841
2000-2009 13,858
Since 2010 4,160
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 11.9%
Born in Asia 30.7%
Born in Europe 24.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 8.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 23.2%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23.2%
Country #2 7.8%
Country #3 6.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 24.9%
Northern Europe 9.4%
United Kingdom 7.8%
Ireland 0.5%
Other Northern Europe 1.2%
Western Europe 7.7%
France 1.3%
Germany 4.6%
Other Western Europe 1.8%
Southern Europe 2.6%
Italy 1.0%
Portugal 0.4%
Other Southern Europe 1.2%
Eastern Europe 5.2%
Poland 2.2%
Russia 0.4%
Other Eastern Europe 2.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 30.7%
Eastern Asia 7.0%
China 4.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.5%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 5.6%
India 2.0%
Iran 1.8%
Other South Central Asia 1.9%
Southeastern Asia 15.4%
Philippines 3.2%
Vietnam 6.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 5.7%
Western Asia 2.6%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 11.9%
Eastern Africa 5.8%
Northern Africa 2.8%
Western Africa 0.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.7%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.5%
Oceania 0.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.8%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 31.7%
Latin America 8.5%
Caribbean 3.3%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 1.6%
Other Caribbean 1.5%
Central America 2.6%
Mexico 0.4%
El Salvador 0.9%
Other Central America 1.3%
South America 2.6%
Brazil 0.3%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.8%
Northern America 23.2%
Canada 23.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 45.1%
1980-1989 16.6%
1990-1999 29.4%
Since 2000 8.8%
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 47,095
Naturalized citizens 25,188
Noncitizens 21,907
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 25,188
Before 1980 7,751
1980-1989 2,689
1990-1999 4,552
2000-2009 6,981
Since 2010 3,215
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 53.5%
Noncitizens 46.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 30.8%
1980-1989 10.7%
1990-1999 18.1%
2000-2009 27.7%
Since 2010 12.8%
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) 12,093
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 176
% married among women who gave birth
64.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
35.2%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 287,241
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 13,669
% married among women who gave birth 62.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 2.46
Average family size 3.2
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.33
Average family size 2.84
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 251,996
Only native parent(s)
235,127
One or more foreign-born parents
16,869

Child is native

13,725

Child is foreign born

3,144
Children under age 6 with 78,111
Only native parent(s)
73,684
One or more foreign-born parents
4,427

Child is native

4,192

Child is foreign born

235
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 173,885
Only native parent(s)
161,443
One or more foreign-born parents
12,442

Child is native

9,533

Child is foreign born

2,909
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.

111,379
Only native parents 101,892
One or more foreign-born parents 9,487
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.7%
Child is native 5.4%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.7%
Child is native 5.4%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.2%
Child is native 5.5%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
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, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.
  • 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.