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February 05, 2008

Maine Snapshot

Theblackdog's Note: Maine is not part of Super Tuesday, however they held the Republican caucus last Saturday, Feb 2, and will hold the Democratic caucus on Sunday, Feb 10.

Maine in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Caucus Snapshot

About 73 percent of Maine’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, well above the national rate of 64 percent. As one of the next stops on the presidential primary trail, Maine's median age of 41.1 years is the highest in the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

These and other statistics about Maine’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Maine U.S.
Median age 41.1 36.4
Women 51.1% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 95.8% 66.4%
Black alone 0.8% 12.8%
Hispanic or Latino 1.0% 14.8%
Median household income $43,439 $48,451
Foreign born 3.2% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 12.9% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 25.8% 27.0%
Median home value $170,500 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).