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Capital City:
Augusta
State FLower:
White pine cone and tassel
State Bird:
Chickadee
State #23 Admitted to Union:
March 15, 1820
    People Facts Maine USA
Population, 2010 1,328,361 308,745,538
Population, 2000 1,274,923 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 5.1% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 21.0% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 14.6% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.1% 50.7%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 96.9% 80.2%
Black persons, percent, 2005 0.8% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 0.6% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 0.8% 4.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 0.0% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 0.9% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 1.0% 14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 96.0% 66.9%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 59.6% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 2.9% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 7.8% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 85.4% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 22.9% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 237,910 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 22.7 25.5
 
Housing units, 2005 683,799 124,521,886
Homeownership rate, 2000 71.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 20.3% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $98,700 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 518,200 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.39 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $41,287 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $19,533 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 11.5% 12.7%
    Business Facts Maine USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 41,2691 7,387,724
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 494,2561 115,074,924
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 0.5%1 0.9%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 111,079 19,523,741
 
Total number of firms, 2002 135,410 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.5% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 24.0% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 13,851,915 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 10,371,084 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 16,053,515 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $12,370 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,045,841 449,498,718
Building permits, 2005 8,9691 2,155,316
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 10,864,5511 2,143,781,7272
    Geography Facts Maine USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 30,861.55 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 41.3 79.6



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