Statistics on children, youth and families in Maine from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Maine Children's Alliance
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Why This Indicator Matters
What the data show7
Maine's population that is foreign-born has remained completely steady at 3.6% for each of the six different 5-year periods from 2012-2016 to 2017-2021. The most recent population growth in Maine is from out-of-staters moving in, rather than from people from other countries, or from births.
For 2017-2021, four counties in Maine have 70% of the state's immigrant population. Cumberland County has 37% of the state's foreign-born population, while York has 16% and Penobscot has 9% and Androscoggin 8%. There are six counties where there are less than 1,000 people who are immigrants.
Definition and Source
The numerator is the number of people of any age who are legally in the United States and are foreign born. It is based on 5-year estimates of county level populations, the most recent being for 2017-2021. The denominator is the 5-year estimates of total population per the US Census estimated for 2017-2021.
Updated January 2023.
Maine Children's Alliance
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