Fort Kent, ME

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2022 Population
2,515
4.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
48.4
0.207% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
9.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,067
6.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,300
27.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,079
3.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Kent, ME had a population of 2.52k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $57,067. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Kent, ME grew from 2,409 to 2,515, a 4.4% increase and its median household income grew from $53,523 to $57,067, a 6.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Kent, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.64%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.83%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.318%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Fort Kent, 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.

99.2% of the residents in Fort Kent, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Kent, ME are University of Maine at Fort Kent (231 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Kent, ME was $130,300, and the homeownership rate was 61.2%.

Most people in Fort Kent, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Kent, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Kent, ME is home to a population of 2.52k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.31% of Fort Kent, ME residents were born outside of the country (209 people).

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.29k people) in Fort Kent, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 46 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Fort Kent, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Kent, ME was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Kent, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.29k ± 264
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    167 ± 148
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    46 ± 45.6
2.15%
Hispanic Population
54 people

In 2022, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.29k people) in Fort Kent, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 46 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.15% of the people in Fort Kent, ME are hispanic (54 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

8.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
209 people
7.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
192 people

As of 2022, 8.31% of Fort Kent, ME residents (209 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 Fort Kent, ME was 7.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    58 ± 51
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    16 ± 26
  3. Korea
    7 ± 16

Fort Kent, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Kent, ME employs 1.08k people. The largest industries in Fort Kent, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (208 people), Educational Services (172 people), and Manufacturing (112 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($92,988), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,643), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,818).

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

1.08k
2022 Value
± 216
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Kent, ME grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 1.05k employees to 1.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Kent, ME, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (141 people), Sales & Related Occupations (133 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (92 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Kent, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.08k
2022 Value
± 216
3.06%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Kent, ME grew at a rate of 3.06%, from 1.05k employees to 1.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Kent, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (208 people), Educational Services (172 people), and Manufacturing (112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Kent, ME, though some of these residents may live in Fort Kent, 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

$62,361
Median earning men ± $19,789
$32,094
Median earning women ± $9,979

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($92,988), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($89,107), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($75,882).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,341), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($32,054), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,911).

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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%.

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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 Fort Kent, ME awarded 231 degrees. The student population of Fort Kent, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 361 male students and 849 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Kent, ME are White (173 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 11.7%), Unknown (12 and 5.19%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Fort Kent, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Fort Kent (231 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Kent, ME are Nursing School (169 and 73.2%), General Business Administration & Management (27 and 11.7%), and Behavioral Sciences (7 and 3.03%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Kent, ME for a public four year colleges is $7,350 for in-state students and $12,120 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fort Kent, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,210 (29.8% men and 70.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,210 students enrolled in Fort Kent, ME, 29.8% men and 70.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 926 records, of which 72.4% were women and 27.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 7 degrees awarded
  2. 169 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Kent, ME was Behavioral Sciences with 7 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
231 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Fort Kent with 231 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Kent, ME, which is 0.335 times less than the 173 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 173 degrees mean that there were 6.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,192) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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 Fort Kent, ME was $130,300 in 2022, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,200 to $130,300, a 27.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Kent, ME is 61.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Kent, ME have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Kent, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$130,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,991
$666
Median Property Taxes
±$157

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Rent vs Own

61.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.2% of the housing units in Fort Kent, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9506
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$57,067
Median Household Income
± $14,453
1.09k
Number of Households
± 202

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.09k households in Fort Kent, ME grew to $57,067 from the previous year's value of $53,523.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Kent, 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 (67.5%)
  2. Carpooled (18.5%)
  3. Walked (8.06%)

In 2022, 67.5% of workers in Fort Kent, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.5%) and those who walked to work (8.06%).

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Kent, ME have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Fort Kent, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Kent, ME (229 out of 2.21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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

93.2% of the population of Fort Kent, ME has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 9.69% on non-group plans, and 2.94% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see 882 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (907 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1670 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 163 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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882 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aroostook County, ME

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see an average of 882 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (907 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.2% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.8% were men and 56.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.84%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
9.69%
Non-Group
2.94%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Kent, ME declined by 27.5% from 9.43% to 6.84%.

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