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A Publication Featuring The Information Services Technology of Maine State Government
|Volume VI, Issue 6||June 2003|
Recently, the US Department of Commerce released an annual report that measures science and technology indicators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Maine ranks 40th in population with 1.27 million people, over 35% of whom live in metropolitan areas (46th among states).
Its 2000 per capita income of $25,399 ranked 36th nationally.
In 2000, 8.4% of its population lived at or below the poverty level.
In 2000, Maines gross state product was $36 billion (44th), and it had 39,466 business establishments (39th).
The state ranks 26th in manufacturing employment (11.6% of its workforce).
The full report (PDF) is available at www.ta.doc.gov/.