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Maine City
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City Type
City Type East Coast na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 66,937 78,040
Population (1990) 64,358 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 21 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,187 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $277,550 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) -100.0% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) na 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) -100.0% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $491,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 0% 101%
Big City Boston na
Monthly Rent $1,805 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 0.0 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 75% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 299 72%
Moderate Days 57 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 5 3%
Unhealthy Days 1 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 71% 36%
Threatened 0% 2%
Impaired 29% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 61 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 107 miles 72 miles
City Boston na
Recreation
National Parks 8 7
National Campgrounds 16 26
State Parks 23 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 28 346
2015 32 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -13% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 37 37
White 85.0% 80.7%
Black or African American 7.1% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.8%
Asian 3.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 1.2% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $63,239 $69,596
Occupied Housing 91% 83%
Vacant Housing 9% 17%
Home Ownership 43% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 5.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 110 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 79 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 46 in 35 in
Elevation 45 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .7% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 34 40
Property Crimes 417 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,318 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 347 1,253
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