Maine: Profile

Government 
Governor:Paul LePage (R)
Treasurer:Terry Hayes (D)
Senators:Angus King Jr. (I)
Susan M. Collins (R)
Entered Union:March 15, 1820
U.S. Representatives:2
Area 
Total Area91,633 km2 / 35,380 mi2
Land Area79,883 km2 / 30,843 mi2
Water Area11,750 km2 / 4,537 mi2
Water Area Percentage12.82 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature105°F / 41°C , North Bridgton (July 10, 1911)
Record Low Temperature-50°F / -46°C , Big Black River (January 16, 2009)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$56 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$38,327 (2014)
Population 
Population1,328,188 (2011)
Under 19 Population310,959 / 23.4% (2010)
65 and older Population211,080 / 15.9% (2010)
Male Population650,056 / 48.9% (2010)
Female Population678,305 / 51.1% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 92,291 (2007)
Net International Immigration 828 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)10.2 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)14% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Portland 66,214
Lewiston 36,460
Bangor 32,817
Employment 
Employment 623,900 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$755 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.8% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,781 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,606 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$806 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$40,745 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$7 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$17,672 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,768 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)91.7% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)29.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10% (2014)
Largest Universities  
University of Maine
University of Southern Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)22,871 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)30.01% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 50 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BGRBangor InternationalBangor
BHBHancock County-Bar HarborBar Harbor
PQINorthern Maine Regional Airport at Presque IslePresque Isle
PWMPortland International JetportPortland
RKDKnox County RegionalRockland
Ports 
Bangor
Bar Harbor
Bath
Belfast
Bridgewater
Calais
Eastport
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent
Houlton
Jackman
Jonesport
Limestone
Madawaska
Portland
Rockland
Searsport
Van Buren
Vanceboro

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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