Lincoln County, ME

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Population
34,067
0.135% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
Median Age
50.7

Poverty Rate
12%

Median Household Income
$55,180
2.11% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$213,300
0.661% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
16,304
1.71% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Lincoln County, ME had a population of 34.1k people with a median age of 50.7 and a median household income of $55,180. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lincoln County, ME grew from 34,021 to 34,067, a 0.135% increase and its median household income grew from $54,041 to $55,180, a 2.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.963%), White (Hispanic) (0.945%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.945%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.47%). 0% of the households in Lincoln County, ME speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.9% of the residents in Lincoln County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Lincoln County, ME was $213,300, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%. Most people in Lincoln County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maine (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, ME went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 47.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.2%), followed by Other (7.14%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Lincoln County, ME
47.6% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 59.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 58.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 57.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maine colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lincoln County, ME is home to a population of 34.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.02% of Lincoln County, ME residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2018, there were 99.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Lincoln County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 328 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 322 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 7
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    328 ± 93.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    322 ± 50
1.17%
Hispanic Population
400 people

In 2018, there were 99.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Lincoln County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 328 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 322 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.17% of the people in Lincoln County, ME are hispanic (400 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.02%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
2.85%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
969 people

As of 2018, 3.02% of Lincoln County, ME residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 2.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
57
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, ME was 50.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Lincoln County, ME are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lincoln County, ME residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,379 ± 2,369 people
  2. Philippines
    3,069 ± 1,359 people
  3. Germany
    2,577 ± 1,245 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,379 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 3,069 and Germany with 2,577.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Lincoln County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,334 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    365 ± 114
  3. Korea
    285 ± 66

Lincoln County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lincoln County, ME is $55,180. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, ME was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $65,091, followed by Census Tract 9758 and Census Tract 9756, with respective values of $61,333 and $60,909.

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,698. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lincoln County, ME employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,601 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Manufacturing (1,598 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,446), Utilities ($54,844), and Public Administration ($49,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,180
2018 value
± $2,509
2.11%
1 Year Growth
± 6.88%

Households in Lincoln County, ME have a median annual income of $55,180, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,041 in 2017, which represents a 2.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,757
Average Male Salary in Maine
± $2,655
$48,698
Average Female Salary in Maine
± $2,118

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.25 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maine
  1. Asian
    $52,638 ± $17,823
  2. White
    $47,033 ± $1,536
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $36,945 ± $33,395

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maine.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maine by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, ME is from Maine.
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2019, the income inequality in Maine was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.718% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9754
  2. Census Tract 9758
  3. Census Tract 9756

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, ME was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $65,091, followed by Census Tract 9758 and Census Tract 9756, with respective values of $61,333 and $60,909.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, ME (4.02k out of 33.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,915 ± 395
  2. Hispanic
    161 ± 112
  3. Two Or More
    43 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, ME is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.3k
2018 Value
± 673
-1.71%
1 Year decline
± 6.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lincoln County, ME declined at a rate of -1.71%, from 16.6k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, ME, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,542 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,517 people), and Management Occupations (1,469 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ME, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,542 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,517 people), and Management Occupations (1,469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.52 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ME, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,938), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,547), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($53,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k
2018 Value
± 673
-1.71%
1 Year decline
± 6.03%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lincoln County, ME declined at a rate of -1.71%, from 16.6k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,601 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Manufacturing (1,598 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lincoln County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,601 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Manufacturing (1,598 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.46 times higher than expected), Construction (1.42 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, ME, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,446), Utilities ($54,844), and Public Administration ($49,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $8.2B
  2. $5.03B
  3. $4.23B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.2B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Newsprint/paper ($4.23B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$56.2B
2018 Value in Maine
$103B
Projected 2045 Value in Maine
83.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maine trade was $56.2B. This is expected to increase 83.9% to $103B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.75B
  2. $5.7B
  3. $3.33B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $5.75B, followed by Massachusetts with $5.7B and New York and $3.33B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, ME was $213,300 in 2018, which is 0.929 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $211,900 to $213,300, a 0.661% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, ME is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, ME have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$213,300
2018 Median
± $6,767
$211,900
2017 Median
± $6,523

In 2018, the median property value in Lincoln County, ME grew to to $213,300 from the previous year's value of $211,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$55,180
Median Household Income
± $2,509
15.4k
Number of Households
± 682

In 2018, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Lincoln County, ME grew to $55,180 from the previous year's value of $54,041.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lincoln County, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
2018 Homeownership
78.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.1% of the housing units in Lincoln County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln County, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Lincoln County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (75.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.97%)

In 2018, 75.8% of workers in Lincoln County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (7.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, ME have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Lincoln County, ME has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 2.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ME see 881 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2886 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

881 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, ME

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ME see an average of 881 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (900 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maine
$5,015
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,504
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,325
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
2.71%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, ME declined by 7.19% from 11.1% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15% prevalence
  2. 13.1% prevalence
  3. 12.3% prevalence

Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 15%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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