Maine: By the Numbers

The Maine Heritage Policy Center publishes this compendium to provide a fact-based look at how Maine compares to other states and the District of Columbia in six key areas: demographics, economics, health care, welfare, education, and tax and fiscal. Maine ranks in the top-ten states for cost of residential electricity, percent of households receiving food stamps, Medicaid spending per capita, and state and local taxes as a percent of personal income. And although Maine’s private sector job growth has out-performed the New England state average, Wyoming, a rural peer state, leads the nation in private sector job growth. Lastly, while neighboring New Hampshire ranks first in the nation for private sector share of personal income, Maine ranks a disappointing 41st.

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