Migration Profile for Maine, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Maine in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Maine People Moving into Maine People Moving out of Maine Net # People Moving into Maine from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 33,621 31,723 1,898 1.06
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 5,216 4,658 558 1.12
Aged 18-19 2,968 3,162 -194 0.94
Aged 20-24 5,898 7,260 -1,362 0.81
Aged 25-34 6,796 5,947 849 1.14
Aged 35-44 4,350 3,554 796 1.22
Aged 45-54 2,990 3,112 -122 0.96
Aged 55-64 2,536 2,085 451 1.22
Aged 65+ 2,867 1,945 922 1.47
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 14,553 13,440 1,113 1.08
Married 9,881 9,385 496 1.05
Divorced 3,125 3,691 -566 0.85
Separated 506 445 61 1.14
Widowed 891 567 324 1.57
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 2,213 781 1,432 2.83
High School Graduate 4,448 4,056 392 1.10
Some college or Associates degree 5,538 4,529 1,009 1.22
Bachelor’s Degree 5,092 4,760 332 1.07
Graduate or Professional Degree 2,248 2,517 -269 0.89
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 3,146 2,745 401 1.15
$1-$9,999 8,405 8,580 -175 0.98
$10,000-$24,999 7,928 6,362 1,566 1.25
$25,000-$49,999 6,524 5,570 954 1.17
$50,000-$74,999 1,550 2,398 -848 0.65
$75,000+ 1,403 1,873 -470 0.75
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 4,149 6,186 -2,037 0.67
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,764 1,676 1,088 1.65
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 21,992 19,451 2,541 1.13

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Maine” refers to those people living in Maine in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Maine” refers to those people living in Maine in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.06 means that very every 100 people leaving Maine for another state, 106 people are moving to Maine from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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