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:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||95.8%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.0%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$43,439||$48,451|
|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).