Maine is the northernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 39th most extensive and the 41st most populous of the U.S. states and territories. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest respectively. Maine is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States, and the northernmost east of the Great Lakes. It is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior, and picturesque waterways; and also its seafood cuisine, especially clams and lobster. There is a humid continental climate throughout the state, even in coastal areas such as its most populous city of Portland.[10] The capital is Augusta.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)1,331,479
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)1,328,364
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)0.20
Population, Census, April 1, 20101,328,361
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20105.20
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201020.70
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201015.90
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.10
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201095.20
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20101.20
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.60
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.00
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.60
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)1.30
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201094.40
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015119,058
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20153.50
Housing units, April 1, 2010721,830
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201571.20
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015173,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,336
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015477
Median gross rent, 2011-2015777
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015553,284
Persons per household, 2011-2015234.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201585.90
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20156.60
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201591.60
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201529.00
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201511.90
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent10.30
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201563.40
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201559.90
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)2,901,347
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)10,297,043
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)16,044,543
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)12,961,262
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)21,521,714
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)16,192
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201524
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201549,331
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201527,655
Persons in poverty, percent13.40
All firms, 2012139,570
Men-owned firms, 201279,243
Women-owned firms, 201242,067
Minority-owned firms, 20124,339
Nonminority-owned firms, 20124,339
Veteran-owned firms, 201215,689
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012115,839
Population per square mile, 201043
Land area in square miles, 201030,843