Maine At a Glance
Maine has over 1,330,089 residents, making it the 41st most populous U.S. state. The state ranks 39th among U.S. states in terms of area. Maine has the highest median age of all states at 42.7 years old, and the median household income for Mainers is $74,481.
Maine is located in New England and is the northernmost U.S. state with an Atlantic coastline. It is the only state to border only one other state (New Hampshire to the south). It also borders two Canadian provinces, Quebec and New Brunswick, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The capital of Maine is Augusta, and the largest city is Portland.
Maine Jobs & Economy
Maines economy includes agricultural and industrial production, naval shipbuilding, and, increasingly, tourism. Popular jobs in Maine include logging equipment operators, forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists, and log graders and scalers. The minimum wage in Maine is $7.50 an hour.
Maine Unemployment Rate
Maines unemployment rate is just below the national average at 5.5%.