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Frequently Requested Census Data

The Economics and Demographics team hosts a collection of datasets ranging from population and age cohorts to household incomes and retail sales. You can access this information here: http://econ.maine.gov

The following excel files show population data available thus far from the 2010 Census:

2010 Census information

Maine Statistical Profiles

QuickFacts include a general overview of the population, economy, and geography for a particular area. QuickFacts are produced for the country, states, counties, and selected cities.

Demographic Profiles provide information on the demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for an area using Census 2000 data. Profiles are available for the country, states, counties, and towns.

American Community Survey Resources

What is the American Community Survey (ACS)?

Spreadsheet calculator and guide for working with margins of error. Design by Daniel Sheres of the Washington D.C. Office of Planning.

Census Glossary and Technical Help

For help understanding census terminology and questions about data sources or technical detail consult the Census Glossary

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Maine State Data Center & Network

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Maine State Data Center News: US Census Bureau Releases Detailed Snapshot of Maine in 2010

(September 29, 2011) On Thursday, September 22, the US Census Bureau released the latest results of the ongoing American Community Survey (ACS), the nation’s most comprehensive source of economic and demographic data. The ACS uses sampling to provide estimates of various economic and demographic indicators every year. The data released last week are 1-year estimates; they are based on sampling over the course of calendar year 2010 and cover geographic areas with 65,000 people or more. 5-year and 3-year estimates that cover smaller geographic areas like Maine’s towns and cities will be released later this fall.

US Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census Demographic Profile for Maine

(May 5, 2011) The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2010 Demographic Profile for Maine. Data include age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, housing vacancy/occupancy, and housing tenure (whether the housing occupant owns or rents). State, county, and municipality data were all part of this release.

U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Maine's 2010 Census Population Totals for Legislative Redistricting

(March 24, 2011) The U.S. Census Bureau has released the official 2010 Census Redistricting Data Summary File, detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics specific to Maine. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census and will be used to redraw federal, state and local legislative districts under Public Law 94-171.

2010 Census National and State Population Count

(December 21, 2010) The first 2010 Census results are now available. The Census Bureau has fulfilled its Constitutional mandate by releasing the resident population for the nation and states, as well as congressional apportionment totals for each state.

December Census Bureau Releases

(December 10, 2010) The 2010 Census is different from previous decennial censuses. Every household in the nation received the same 10-question form, but no households were asked about income, educational attainment, occupation, or commuting on Census Day. Such detailed information is now collected by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). The Bureau will be publishing statistics from both of these major data source this December – the 2005-2009 ACS and the first results from the 2010 Census Decennial Count. The 2005-2009 ACS estimates should not be confused with the 2010 Census counts. The ACS measures the characteristics of our population such as our education, income, housing, and employment while the 2010 Census measures the size of our population.

2009 ACS Single-Year Data Released

(September 29, 2010) The Census Bureau has released 2009 ACS single-year estimates on American FactFinder. Tables with social, demographic, housing, and economic data are provided for areas with populations of 65,000 or more.

First Release of Comprehensive Franchise Data

(September 14, 2010) The U.S. Census Bureau reports franchise businesses accounted for 10.5 percent of businesses with paid employees in the 295 industries for which franchising data were collected in 2007. Of the 4.3 million total establishments surveyed, 453,326 were either franchisee or franchisor-owned businesses.

Census Bureau releases 2009 Consolidated Federal Funds Report

(August 31, 2010) The Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR) is a presentation of data on federal government expenditures or obligations in state, county, and sub-county areas of the United States, describing the distribution of federal funds by department and agency, and by state and county. A companion report, Federal Aid to States: 2009, shows federal grants to state and local governments. The annual percentage change (16.0 percent) is the largest since the Census Bureau began compiling these data in 1983. The increase is in part from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Entitlement programs Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security comprised 45.7 percent of all funding, or $1.5 trillion. Social Security alone accounted for $709.7 billion of that total.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) 2007

(July 27, 2010) The Census Bureau has released health insurance estimates by age and income level for the nation's population. Maine and Connecticut are tied for the 5th lowest rate (10.8% uninsured). Massachusetts has the best rate in the nation (7.8% uninsured). Vermont and Rhode Island are 9th and 10th, respectively (11.3% and 11.8% uninsured). New Hampshire shares the 11th rank with DC (11.9% uninsured). In Maine, the estimated rates of uninsured range from 8.7% in Androscoggin County to 17.8% in Hancock County with an estimated 119,750 people uninsured statewide.

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Spells of Unemployment, 2004-2007

(July 21, 2010) The US Census Bureau released a report examining data from the 2004 Survey of Income and Program Participation on how often and how long US residents were unemployed between January 2004 and the official start of the recession in December 2007. The data are presented by a variety of demographic characteristics, including race, Hispanic origin, sex, age and educational attainment.