Does this chart prove Maine is mostly poor?

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Year after year it seems stereotypically the group of people we try to avoid the most – avoiding members of the US Census. They call your home, they knock on your front door – and half the time they ask how to get in touch with your neighbors, not even you.

Regardless, the annual census compiles information from state to state in terms of population, average income per household, average income per capita, age, and cultures represented — basically everything down to who ate pizza for Dinner on a city-by-city basis.

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Per capita income Maine

According to the Census website, the latest information available is what is listed as $2020. And this last set of information shows that Maine’s per capita income in general is actually below the US average per capita income. While the US trailing average of $35,384 in trailing 12 months 2020 dollars, Maine falls significantly short with a trailing 12 month 2020 dollar per capita income of $33,774.

To break it down even further and show the visual representation of how much of Maine is currently below the US median, a chart was created showing that the majority of Maine’s counties are well below the US median, while only few survive.

And frankly, it comes as a shock to almost nobody.

In the comments section on the Maine Reddit of this posted chart, several Mainers voiced their opinion that it’s exactly what they expected.

“Damn, I’m so unsurprised.” – u/IamSauerKraut

“Who would have thought that all these people living in run-down houses (not completely covered with siding) with junk cars in the yard were below average income…” – u/hike_me

“This card confirms what we’ve all suspected for some time…we are poor!” – u/Real_antichrist

“Have the [hell] from Maine after living there for 2 months for this reason. If I ever lost my job, I would be utterly wrecked [screwed] up there.” – u/NinoNino3

The 16 counties of Maine ranked by how much money people make

Here is the list of all counties in Maine ranked by median household income from lowest to highest.

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