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Maine: Poverty rate, by age

The poverty rate is the percentage of people living below the poverty level or “threshold.” Each year, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget establishes a series of poverty thresholds for different family sizes and ages of household heads.

Among Maine's residents, the poverty rate for people under 18 . . .

  • was 18.2 percent in 2010, 17.5 percent in 2009, and 13.7 percent in 1999;
  • ranked 19th – from lowest to highest – out of the 50 states in 2010.
The rate for people 65 and over. . .
  • was 10.2 percent in 1999 and 14.0 percent in 1989.
  • ranked 33rd – from lowest to highest – out of the 50 states in 1999.
 

Poverty rate for children under age 18
Maine and U.S., 1989-2010

Poverty rate for persons age 65 & over
Maine and U.S., 1989 - 1999

Source: 1989 and 1999: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census of Population and Housing, American Factfinder, (http://factfinder2.census.gov/,) STF3
2000-2010: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, (http://www.census.gov//did/www/saipe/)

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