York County, ME

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2022 Population
212,691
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.441% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8%
3.62% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,743
7.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$323,500
16% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
112,736
0.147% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, York County, ME had a population of 213k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $79,743. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of York County, ME grew from 210,486 to 212,691, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $73,856 to $79,743, a 7.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in York County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.71%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.998%), and White (Hispanic) (0.874%).

None of the households in York County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in York County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in York County, ME are University of New England (1,557 degrees awarded in 2022), York County Community College (193 degrees), and The Landing School (57 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in York County, ME was $323,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in York County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in York County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

York County, ME is home to a population of 213k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.52% of York County, ME residents were born outside of the country (7.49k people).

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (195k people) in York County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of York County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in York County, ME was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in York County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    195k ± 1.17k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.89k ± 1.22k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.23k ± 283
1.96%
Hispanic Population
4.16k people

In 2022, there were 24.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (195k people) in York County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.23k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.96% of the people in York County, ME are hispanic (4.16k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.49k people
3.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.71k people

As of 2022, 3.52% of York County, ME residents (7.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in York County, ME was 3.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,137 ± 539
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,161 ± 502
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,251 ± 399

York County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of York County, ME employs 113k people. The largest industries in York County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,735 people), Retail Trade (15,326 people), and Manufacturing (13,486 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($145,303), Public Administration ($74,497), and Utilities ($72,188).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

113k
2022 Value
± 2,859
0.147%
1 Year growth
± 3.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in York County, ME grew at a rate of 0.147%, from 113k employees to 113k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in York County, ME, are Management Occupations (12,514 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,961 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of York County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

113k
2022 Value
± 2,859
0.147%
1 Year growth
± 3.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in York County, ME grew at a rate of 0.147%, from 113k employees to 113k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in York County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,735 people), Retail Trade (15,326 people), and Manufacturing (13,486 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of York County, ME, though some of these residents may live in York County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,491
Median earning men ± $1,310
$39,280
Median earning women ± $1,216

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($87,926), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,733), and Information ($72,565).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($59,023), Public Administration ($54,368), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,069).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,726
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,206
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,137
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in York County, ME went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.8%), followed by Other (2.17%).

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.

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
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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.

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US Representatives from Maine

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in York County, ME awarded 1,807 degrees. The student population of York County, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,565 male students and 5,540 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in York County, ME are White (1,486 and 82.7%), followed by Asian (95 and 5.29%), Unknown (86 and 4.79%), and Black or African American (65 and 3.62%).

The largest universities in York County, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of New England (1,557 and 86.2%), York County Community College (193 and 10.7%), and The Landing School (57 and 3.15%).

The most popular majors in York County, ME are Social Work (164 and 9.08%), Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (162 and 8.97%), and Registered Nursing (115 and 6.36%).

The median tuition cost in York County, ME for private four year colleges is $39,510.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in York County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,105 (31.6% men and 68.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,105 students enrolled in York County, ME, 31.6% men and 68.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,294 records, of which 69.9% were women and 30.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 115 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in York County, ME was General Health Services with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in York County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,557 degrees awarded
  2. 193 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New England with 1,557 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 555 men were awarded degrees from institutions in York County, ME, which is 0.443 times less than the 1,252 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,486 degrees mean that there were 15.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,510) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,512) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in York County, ME was $323,500 in 2022, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $278,900 to $323,500, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in York County, ME is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in York County, ME have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in York County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in York County, ME is $79,743. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in York County, ME was Census Tract 360.02 with a value of $143,182, followed by Census Tract 54 and Census Tract 253, with respective values of $125,083 and $113,786.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in York County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.902%.

Property

$323,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,323
$67,158
Median Property Taxes
±$1,926

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In York County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in York County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 360.02
  2. Census Tract 54
  3. Census Tract 253

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in York County, ME was Census Tract 360.02 with a value of $143,182, followed by Census Tract 54 and Census Tract 253, with respective values of $125,083 and $113,786.

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

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Household Income

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$79,743
Median Household Income
± $2,453
89.4k
Number of Households
± 2,497

In 2022, the median household income of the 89.4k households in York County, ME grew to $79,743 from the previous year's value of $73,856.

The following chart displays the households in York 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for York County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.15%)

In 2022, 75.3% of workers in York County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.15%).

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in York County, ME have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in York County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in York County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.902%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in York County, ME (16.7k out of 209k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.9% of the children was living in poverty in York County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 151 in York County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 29.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.6% of the population of York County, ME has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see 1366 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1339 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,366 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, ME

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see an average of 1,366 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1,339 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.35%
Uninsured
52.3%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in York County, ME grew by 1.55% from 5.27% to 5.35%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.5 in York County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.4% in York County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.64% in York County, ME.

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