Calais, ME

Census Place

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2022 Population
3,078
2.26% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
49.9
2.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,250
16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,800
2.49% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
1,337
9.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Calais, ME had a population of 3.08k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $45,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Calais, ME grew from 3,010 to 3,078, a 2.26% increase and its median household income grew from $39,009 to $45,250, a 16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Calais, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.91%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.585%).

None of the households in Calais, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in Calais, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Calais, ME are Washington County Community College (87 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Calais, ME was $97,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Calais, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Calais, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Calais, ME is home to a population of 3.08k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.89% of Calais, ME residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

In 2022, there were 38.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.88k people) in Calais, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Calais, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Calais, ME was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Calais, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.88k ± 103
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    75 ± 81
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    42 ± 32.9
1.36%
Hispanic Population
42 people

In 2022, there were 38.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.88k people) in Calais, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.36% of the people in Calais, ME are hispanic (42 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
212 people
7.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
218 people

As of 2022, 6.89% of Calais, ME residents (212 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Calais, ME was 7.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    152 ± 72
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    47 ± 43
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    12 ± 27

Calais, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Calais, ME employs 1.34k people. The largest industries in Calais, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (356 people), Retail Trade (234 people), and Public Administration (151 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($110,100), Manufacturing ($98,250), and Public Administration ($76,906).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.34k
2022 Value
± 260
9.68%
1 Year growth
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calais, ME grew at a rate of 9.68%, from 1.22k employees to 1.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calais, ME, are Sales & Related Occupations (214 people), Management Occupations (157 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calais, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.34k
2022 Value
± 260
9.68%
1 Year growth
± 25.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calais, ME grew at a rate of 9.68%, from 1.22k employees to 1.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calais, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (356 people), Retail Trade (234 people), and Public Administration (151 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calais, ME, though some of these residents may live in Calais, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,333
Median earning men ± $29,296
$30,085
Median earning women ± $8,044

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($110,100), Manufacturing ($98,250), and Construction ($82,656).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,208), Other Services Except Public Administration ($38,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($12,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Calais, ME awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Calais, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 188 male students and 317 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Calais, ME are White (74 and 86%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 5.81%), Unknown (3 and 3.49%), and Asian (2 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Calais, ME by number of degrees awarded are Washington County Community College (87 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Calais, ME are Electrician (17 and 19.5%), General Human Services (7 and 8.05%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (7 and 8.05%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 505 students enrolled in Calais, ME, 37.2% men and 62.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 397 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Calais, ME was Electrician with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
87 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington County Community College with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Calais, ME, which is 2 times more than the 29 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 74 degrees mean that there were 14.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($807) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calais, ME was $97,800 in 2022, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $97,800, a 2.49% decrease. The homeownership rate in Calais, ME is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Calais, ME have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Calais, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$97,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,648
$1,046
Median Property Taxes
±$217

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calais, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Calais, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Calais, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9555
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$45,250
Median Household Income
± $9,210
1.6k
Number of Households
± 284

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.6k households in Calais, ME grew to $45,250 from the previous year's value of $39,009.

The following chart displays the households in Calais, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calais, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.48%)

In 2022, 85.4% of workers in Calais, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (1.48%).

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calais, ME have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.72% of the workforce in Calais, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Calais, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calais, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calais, ME (482 out of 2.96k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Calais, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Calais, ME has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 3.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, ME see 2092 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.6% increase from the previous year (1749 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2098 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 161 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, ME

Primary care physicians in Washington County, ME see an average of 2,092 patients per year. This represents a 19.6% increase from the previous year (1,749 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.1% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.26%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
3.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calais, ME declined by 23.3% from 8.16% to 6.26%.

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