Working Poor Families Project
State Data Snapshot

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Maine

State %

State Rank

US%

1

Working Families that are Low-Income

28.5

20

31.4

2

Low-Income Minority Working Families

37.6

11

43.5

3

Low-Income Working Families with No HS Degree/GED

11.4

2

28.6

4

Low-Income Working Families with No Postsecondary Experience

35.3

5

48.6

5

Low-Income Working Families Paying 1/3 or More for Housing

49.9

24

57.1

6

Low-Income Working Families with Parent without Health Insurance

18.2

15

26.8

7

Children in Low-Income Working Families

31.9

19

36.3

8

Low-Income Families That Work

68.5

N.R.

74.5

9

Adults 18-64 with No HS Degree/GED

7.4

7

11.9

10

Jobs in Occupations Paying Below Poverty

22.5

18

25.7

Low-Income is defined as a family income below 200% of poverty. In 2015, the poverty threshold was $24,036 for a family of four and thus the low-income threshold was $48,072.

Data sources: All data from American Community Survey, 2015 except #10 from Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS 2016 and a 2016 poverty threshold of $24,339.

See the Framework of Indicators for more information.

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