Lincoln County, ME

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Population

34,021

0.421% decline

Median Age

50.5


Median Household Income

$54,041

0.983% growth

Poverty Rate

11.8%


Number of Employees

16,588

0.301% decline

Median Property Value

$211,900

1.05% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, ME had a population of 34k people with a median age of 50.5 and a median household income of $54,041. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, ME declined from 34,165 to 34,021, a -0.421% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,515 to $54,041, a 0.983% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, ME is 96.2% White Alone, 1.11% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.985% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, ME is $211,900, and the homeownership rate is 78.3%. Most people in Lincoln County, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, ME is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, ME employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,735 people), Retail Trade (2,155 people), and Manufacturing (1,577 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,750), Information ($53,214), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,173).

Median household income in Lincoln County, ME is $54,041. Males in Lincoln County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Lincoln County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,041

2017 value

± $2,895

0.983%

1 Year Growth

± 6.67%

Households in Lincoln County, ME have a median annual income of $54,041, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,515 in 2016, which represents a 0.983% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, ME was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $62,516, followed by Census Tract 9758 and Census Tract 9756, with respective values of $62,041 and $60,859.

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

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, ME (3.93k out of 33.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    3,842 ± 373

  2. Hispanic

    120 ± 108

  3. Two Or More

    49 ± 99

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

16.6k

2017 Value

± 704

-0.301%

1 Year decline

± 6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, ME declined at a rate of -0.301%, from 16.6k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, ME, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,690 people), Management Occupations (1,575 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,541 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 (1,690 people), Management Occupations (1,575 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,541 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 (5.22 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.87 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.61 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 ($77,529), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,681), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.6k

2017 Value

± 704

-0.301%

1 Year decline

± 6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, ME declined at a rate of -0.301%, from 16.6k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,735 people), Retail Trade (2,155 people), and Manufacturing (1,577 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 (2,735 people), Retail Trade (2,155 people), and Manufacturing (1,577 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.26 times higher than expected), Construction (1.45 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, ME, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,750), Information ($53,214), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,173).

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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. $7.7B

  2. $3.41B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

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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$41.8B

2015 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% to $56.8B 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. $3.48B

  2. $3.07B

  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

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

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Health

88.9% of the population of Lincoln County, ME has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lincoln County, ME 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 894 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (795 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 543 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

894 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ME see an average of 894 patients per year. This represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (795 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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

11.1%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

2.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, ME declined by 2.54% from 11.4% to 11.1%.

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. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

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

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Diversity

Lincoln County, ME is home to a population of 34k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.85% of Lincoln County, ME residents were born outside of the country (969 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, ME is composed of 32.7k White Alone residents (96.2%), 379 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.11%), 335 Two or More Races residents (0.985%), 323 Asian Alone residents (0.949%), 165 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.485%), 97 Black or African American Alone residents (0.285%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0147%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lincoln County, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, ME was 50.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Lincoln County, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, ME residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

969 people

3.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

As of 2017, 2.85% of Lincoln County, ME residents (969 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 3.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Lincoln County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, ME was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.7k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    379 ± 60.2

  3. Two or More Races

    335 ± 113

In 2017, there were 86.3 times more White Alone residents (32.7k people) in Lincoln County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 379 Hispanic or Latino and 335 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lincoln County, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lincoln County, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lincoln County, ME are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,382 ± 159

  2. Korea

    366 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    352 ± 125

Lincoln County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, ME was $211,900 in 2017, which is 0.974 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $209,700 to $211,900, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, ME is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, ME have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,041

Median Household Income

± $2,895

15.2k

Number of Households

± 665

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Lincoln County, ME grew to $54,041 from the previous year's value of $53,515.

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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Housing

Property Value

$211,900

2017 Median

± $6,523

$209,700

2016 Median

± $5,636

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, ME grew to to $211,900 from the previous year's value of $209,700.

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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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

78.3%

2017 Homeownership

77.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.3% of the housing units in Lincoln County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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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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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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Lincoln County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, ME was Drove Alone (76.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (7.03%).

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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