Maine’s Population Shrinks


Today the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau released new state population data for July 1, 2009 (previous years were also revised).

The data brings more bad news.  Maine’s total population shrank by 1,390 people to 1,318,301 in 2009 from 1,319,691 in 2008 (click “continue reading” to view chart).  This is the first decrease in total population since the 1960s.

More blogs to follow in dissecting this disturbing drop in population.

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