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Maine Almanac

The Maine Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Maine.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Maine. M. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 70. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union March 15, 1820
Capital Augusta, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Pine Tree State, Lumber State, Border State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Dirigo, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 33,387 square miles Rank among states 39th
Land area 30,865 square miles Rank among states 39th
Water area 4,523 square miles Rank among states 12th
Greatest distance East to West 202 miles
Greatest distance North to South 303 miles
Highest point 5,267 feet (Mount Katahdin) Rank among states 22nd
Lowest point Sea level (Atlantic Ocean) Rank among states 3rd
Mean elevation 600 feet Rank among states 39th
Highest recorded temperature 105 degrees on July 10, 1911 at North Bridgton
Lowest recorded temperature -48 degrees on January 19, 1925 at Van Buren
Highest monthly average temperature 78.9 degrees Rank among states 49th
Lowest monthly average temperature 11.9 degrees Rank among states 12th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 41 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,274,923 Rank among states 40th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
41.31 Rank among states 38th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Portland 64,249 6. Brunswick 21,172
2. Lewiston 35,690 7. Biddeford 20,942
3. Bangor 31,473 8. Sanford 20,806
4. South Portland 23,324 9. Augusta 18,560
5. Auburn 23,203 10. Scarborough 16,970
Median age 33.9
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.59 Rank among states 18th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,153.9 Rank among states 47th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 125.7 Rank among states 49th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 3,028 Rank among states 45th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$25,380 Rank among states 36th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$21,778 Rank among states 37th
Median household income (1993) $27,483 Rank among states 39th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Maine

Encyclopedia of Maine, by Nancy Capace. 562 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

The Encyclopedia of Maine contains detailed information on Maine: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Maine State Book Store for additional Maine related books, including Maine Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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