Census figures show Maine family income lowest in New England

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Newly released U.S. Census figures show that Maine has the lowest median household income in the region and among the highest child poverty rates.

The statistics found that median household income in Maine was $46,541 during the latter half of the decade.

That figure is about $4,700 less than Vermont, who ranked just above Maine among New England states. Connecticut had the highest median income of the New England states at almost $68,000.

The Bangor Daily News say the figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. It used data from 2005 to 2009.

It found that 13 percent of Maine residents and 16 percent of children were below the poverty level. Only New York had a higher poverty rate. Maine tied with Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

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 's picture

NO SURPRISE

NO SURPRISE LEWISTON IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY ??????? The money come in to Maine and almost all of it goes to Lewiston for something or someone ?????? There no job's and no one looking for a job so that add up real good >>>>>>>>. AND more is to come ?????

Bob Deschenes's picture

Lowest in New England

I kow you mentioned median income. I personally would like a better breakdown. God this is just like Washington. Show me exactly that 14% of Maine's workers make big bucks and that the rest of us have a hard time making $25,000.00. I think oall of the census people come from Washington, making 1
$150,000. per year.

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More good stats for Maine.

More good stats for Maine.

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