GovernmentBack to top
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
AreaBack to top
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 Back to top
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
WeatherBack to top
Record High Temperature105°F / 41°C , North Bridgton (July 10, 1911)
Record Low Temperature-50°F / -46°C , Big Black River (January 16, 2009)
GDPBack to top
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$56,600 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$37,958 (2015)
PopulationBack to top
Population1,329,328 (2015)
Under 19 Population289,164 / 21.753% (2015)
65 and older Population250,568 / 18.849% (2015)
Male Population651,030 / 48.974% (2015)
Female Population678,298 / 51.026% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 21,071 (2013)
Net International Immigration 3,656 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)12,698 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)14% (2014)
Major CitiesBack to top
CityPopulation (2015)
Portland66,881
Lewiston36,202
Bangor32,391
EmploymentBack to top
Employment 631,400 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$748 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.1% (2016)
ExpendituresBack to top
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$6,081 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$6,081 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$974 (2015)
RevenueBack to top
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,799 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$7,464 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$19,037 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,895 (2014)
EducationBack to top
High School Graduation Rate (%)91.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)28.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.1% (2014)
LogisticsBack to top
Public Road Length (Miles)22,882 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)30.01% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 50 (2015)
Main AirportsBack to top
CodeNameCity
BGRBangor InternationalBangor
BHBHancock County-Bar HarborBar Harbor
PQINorthern Maine Regional Airport at Presque IslePresque Isle
PWMPortland International JetportPortland
RKDKnox County RegionalRockland
PortsBack to top
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)