Maine, the northeasternmost U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard.
The state of Maine has a population of 1,321,259, and is formerly abbreviated as ME. Maine has 555,250 households in the state, with an average of 2.31 people living in each of them. Of the 1,321,259 people living in Maine, 48.75% are male, 51.25% are female, 57.96% are married and 42.04% are single. 57.11% of existing homes are owned by inhabitants, with a median home cost of $165,820 in the state.
Air quality in Maine is rated at 84.3/100, and water quality at 64/100. There are 259.8 physicians in Maine per 100,000 of the population. Unemployment rates average 7.60% in the state and the sales tax rate is 5.00%.
Average income per household in Maine is $46,492. 13.50% of households have income levels less than $15,000 per year. 21.19% of households have income levels between $50,000 and $75,000 annually, and 0.34% earn more than $500,000 per year.