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“Demographic Winter” the Movie

As I pointed out in my last blog citing the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Maine’s net natural population increase (births minus deaths) was a mere 180 people. […]

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Vacant Homes in Maine

Recently I came across this shocking statistic . . . Maine has the highest number of vacant homes in the country at 22.8 percent (from the U.S. Census Bureau via […]

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Per Capita versus Per Household Personal Income

For state-to-state comparisons, per capita personal income is the standard-bearer.  Its simple to calculate and simple to understand; however, as I recently discovered it’s also simply misleading. Why?  States where […]

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Federal Spending In Maine

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released their annual Consolidated Federal Funds Report which tracks federal spending by state.  The chart below shows federal spending in Maine by major type.  Total […]

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