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Maine Population

Maine is the north-eastern state of United state, borders Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, Quebec to the northeast and northwest and New Hampshire to the west. Maine population in 2020 is expected to be 1.3 million and 38th by population rank. Its area is 35,385 square miles (91,646 sq km), 39th position by area rank. Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state on March 15, 1820. Maine capita is Augusta and Portland is the most populous city. Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline and is popular for lobster production and single largest producer of blueberries in the US. Maine’s earliest inhabitants were descendants of Ice Age hunters.

YearPopulation% Change
2020*1,344,2930.23 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Maine Population by Race & Groups

In terms of Maine population by race, 94.6% are White Americans, 1.27% are Black Americans, 0.617 are AIAN and 0.02% are NHPI. 14,804 people are Asian population constitutes 1.11% of Maine population out of these 2,151 are Indians from South Asia, 4,016 are Chinese, 514 are Japanese, 1,073 are Korean, 2,015 are Filipinos and 1636 are Vietnamese. 20,427 are Hispanic/Latino race, of these 5,404 are Puerto Ricans, 1,148 are Cubans and 5,719 are Mexicans. Regarding NHPI population and American Indian, 80 people are Native Hawaiians, 53 are Samoans, 83 are Guamanian/Chamorros, 111 are Cherokee tribals, 63 are Navajo tribals, 50 are Sioux tribals and 105 are Chippewa tribals.

Total Population1,330,158Percent
Black or African American16,9061.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,2120.617%
Cherokee tribal grouping1110.008%
Chippewa tribal grouping1050.008%
Navajo tribal grouping630.005%
Sioux tribal grouping500.004%
Asian Population14,8041.11%
Asian Indian2,1510.16%
Other Asian Population3,399
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2490.02%
Native Hawaiian800.006%
Guamanian or Chamorro830.006%
Other Pacific Islander33
Some other race2,967
Hispanic or Latino20,4271.54%
Puerto Rican5,4050.41%
Other Hispanic or Latino8,155

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Maine

The Maine top populated cities are Portland, Lewiston, Bangor and South Portland.


Population Pyramid

Maine population pyramid as per census estimates of 2017 as per below.

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in ME

English is the official language of Maine state, 1.1 million people speak only English, 11,186 speak Spanish language, 49,881 speak European languages, 9651 speak Asian languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odisha, Punjabi and Chinese.
Speak only English1,186,74993.76
Spanish Language11,1860.88
European Language49,8813.94
Asian Languages9,6510.76
Other Languages8,2970.66
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Maine state eduction level stats as per below table on High School/University.

Population 18 to 24 years1122455766054585
Less than high school graduate1265870935565
High school graduate (includes equivalency)350831902216061
Some college or associates degree531782650526673
Bachelors degree or higher1132650406286
Population 25 years and over961086461507499579
Less than 9th grade265751406112514
9th to 12th grade, no diploma490532799621057
High school graduate (includes equivalency)310724156162154562
Some college, no degree1878129007997733
Associates degree958954157854317
Bachelors degree18583283720102112
Graduate or professional degree1051954791157284
High school graduate or higher847213400819446394
Bachelors degree or higher278079125547152532
Black or African806648213245
High school graduate or higher655841342424
Bachelors degree or higher19211098823
American Indian or Alaska Native alone525724702787
High school graduate or higher425619772279
Bachelors degree or higher782347435
High school graduate or higher799630984898
Bachelors degree or higher430117622539
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19185106
High school graduate or higher1388553
Bachelors degree or higher13112
Hispanic or Latino Origin1064350545589
High school graduate or higher940644474959
Bachelors degree or higher329816001698
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Total civilian non-institutionalized population208646
Black or African American1460
American Indian and Alaska Native alone2091
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50
Some other race311
With a hearing difficulty65104
With a vision difficulty28513
With a cognitive difficulty86570
With an ambulatory difficulty96977
With a self-care difficulty34717
With an independent living difficulty68617

Counties of Maine

Maine state is divided into 16 counties, Cumberland County is the most populous county in the Maine state with 293,557, followed by York County with 206,229, Penobscot County with 151,096, Kennebec County with 122,083 and Androscoggin County with 107,679 inhabitants.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Androscoggin County107,569107,6790.155
Aroostook County67,59567,111-0.766
Cumberland County292,344293,5570.411
Franklin County29,85229,8970.21515
Hancock County54,59754,8110.488
Kennebec County121,929122,0830.144
Knox County39,86939,771-0.21010
Lincoln County34,19034,3420.41313
Oxford County57,43057,6180.377
Penobscot County151,190151,096-0.133
Piscataquis County16,80116,80001616
Sagadahoc County35,42335,6340.61212
Somerset County50,42150,5920.399
Waldo County39,80039,694-0.31111
Washington County31,54031,490-0.21414
York County204,513206,2290.822


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