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Maine Quality of Life

General Demographic Statistics

The Greater Portland metropolitan area is the most densely populated with nearly 20% of Maine's population. York and Cumberland counties offer many desirable relocation alternatives and statistically compare well to other parts of the country.

Population 1,335,907 325,719,718
Population Density
Change in Pop (since 2010)
Median Age 43.5 37.4
Retail Sales per Capita
Household Income
Average Household Size 2.35
Female Popluation 51.1% 50.8% 
% of College or Better 29.3% 30.3%
% Owner-Occupied Housing  71.5% 63.6%

General Facts
Overall Cost of Living  98
Commute Time (minutes)
 23.5 25.7
$ per Student Educaiton
 $14,182 $12.383
Physicians /1000
 270 210
Rainfall (inches)
  46.2  39.2
Snowfall (inches)
 74.5 25.8
Climate Index (higher= better)  38

Detailed Maine demogrpahic data is complied using Sperlings Best Places and the most recent information available from the United States Census Bureau:

 US Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Local Housing Costs vs Benchmark Cities

Median monthly homeownership costs (as a percentage of household income) in Portland are slighly higher than Maine and national benchmark cities - and above the Portland MSA.

Housing Costs

Houseing costs in the Portland MSA are comparble with other cities in New England.

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