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  •   State: 
    42° 58′ N to 47° 28′ N | 66° 57′ W to 71° 5′ W
      Area total: 
    35,385 sq mi (91,646 km²) [22,643,248.640 acres]
      Area land: 
    30,862 sq mi (80,005 km²) [19,740,613.760 acres]
      Area water: 
    13.5% = 4,523 sq mi (11,724 km²) [2,902,634.880 acres]
    5,270 ft (1,606.4 m) Mount Katahdin
    March 15, 1820 (23nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • Maine, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    43.8/sq mi (16.9/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $84,497 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.33% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.33% from 2021.  9.8% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  6,534. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.2%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $61,008 respectively per capita 2023 = $63,267.
      Housing units: 
    751,782 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.7% increase compared to 2020, specifically 12,710 more housing units.

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. 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 state east of the Great Lakes. It is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout most of the state, including in coastal areas such as its most populous city of Portland. There is no definitive explanation for the origin of the name "Maine", but the most likely origin is that the name was given by early explorers after the former province of Maine in France. Whatever the origin, the name was fixed for English settlers in 1665 when the English King's Commissioners ordered that the "Province of Maine" be entered from then on in official records. To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and northeast is New Brunswick, a province of Canada. The Canadian province of Quebec is to the northwest. Maine is both the northernmost state in New England and the largest, accounting for almost half of the region's entire land area. Maine is the only state in the continental US to border only one other American state (New Hampshire to the South and West).

Maine US is the state of the New England region; as shown on the Maine location map that Maine located in the northeastern part of the United States. From the east to south-east, Maine bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, in the west and south-west New Hampshire shares its boundary with Maine. However, as you can see on the given map of Maine US shares international boundary with Canada.

Maine state US is a beautiful state and it is known for its picturesque landscapes. The rocky coastline, mountains region, and dense forest cumulatively create tourists’ attractions here. Above all, the seafood is very famous of this place. However, the country has some of the beautiful cities where tourists can enjoy their holiday such as Augusta (the capital city), Bangor, Bath Biddeford, Lewiston, Old Town, Portland, and Saco. All of these cities, you can find on the Maine Map US.

The most interesting fact about Maine is - it is the only US state that shares its boundary with only one state of the US and have a name that is one syllable long

There are many reasons Maine is nicknamed 'Vacationland.' Our favorite reason? Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. As you make the windy drive to the top, you can't help but feel like you're driving into the sky. Prepare to be speechless when you finally reach the top.

The US State Maine occupies 79,886 m², about 0,87 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Maine with 1,335,907 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,78 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 211,247 fewer people. The capital Augusta alone has 18,594 inhabitants.

Augusta was named the state capital in 1827. Woodrow Wilson grew up in Augusta and you can still visit his boyhood home today. Portland’s population is just under 67,000 residents.

Maine has several unique geographical features. Machias Seal Island and North Rock, off the state's Downeast coast, are claimed by both Canada and the American town of Cutler, and are within one of four areas between the two countries whose sovereignty is still in dispute, but it is the only one of the disputed areas containing land. Also in this easternmost area in the Bay of Fundy is the Old Sow, the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Maine is the least densely populated U.S. state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; over 80% of its total land is forested and/or unclaimed. Precipitation in Maine is evenly distributed year-round, but with a slight summer maximum in northern/northwestern Maine and a slight late-fall or early-winter maximum along the coast due to "nor'easters" or intense cold-season rain/snow storms. In coastal Maine, the late spring and summer months are usually driest – a rarity across the Eastern United States. Maine has fewer days of thunderstorms than any other state east of the Rockies, with most of the state averaging less than 20 days of thunderstorms a year. Tornadoes are rare in Maine, with the state averaging fewer than four per year, although this number is increasing. Most severe thunderstorms and tornadoes occur in the Sebago Lakes & Foothills region of the state.

Maine is known under different nicknames; aka Pine Tree State, or Vacationland (used on license plates), or Lumber State and detailed official information about Maine can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Maine, ME about 149,571 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 11.2% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Maine are about 157,469 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $64,823 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $63,604, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $66,042 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Maine = 84.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 63. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Maine = 2.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Maine = 43.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 73.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 128. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 192. 78.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 57, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 1,362,359 individuals with a median age of 41.6 age the population grows by 3.55% in Maine population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 43.8/sq mi (16.9/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.59 people per household in the 555,250 households with an average household income of $56,277 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.60% of the available work force and has dropped -3.90% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.60%. The number of physicians in Maine per 100,000 population = 259.8.

The percentage of housing units in Maine which are owned by the occupant = 57.11%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $165,820 and home appreciation of -3.57%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.36 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $7,531 per student. There are 10.8 students for each teacher in the school, 269 students for each Librarian and 311 students for each Counselor. 7.40% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.97% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.89% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Maine's population of 626,915 residents in 1870 has increased 1,96-fold to 1,362,359 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.25% female residents and 48.75% male residents live in Maine, USA.

    As of 2020, 57.96% in Maine are married and the remaining 42.04% are single population.

  • 24.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Maine require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.17% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.21% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.82% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.43% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Maine, 57.11% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.90% are rented apartments, and the remaining 21.99% are vacant.

  • 33.43% of the population in Maine who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 40.380%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 57.710%) of those eligible to vote in Maine.

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