Maine’s landscape is dotted with some impressive coastal homes. But the economic landscape isn’t quite as lovely in all areas of the state. Based on the Census.gov 2014 American Community Survey, 14.1% of individuals in the state are living below the poverty level. That number is lower than the 15.9% of individuals in the United States living below the poverty level, but it’s a staggering number nonetheless. To be more specific, here is a roundup of Maine towns with the highest percentage of the population living below the poverty level. This information has been gathered from ZipAtlas and will be updated after the next Census.
It’s important to keep in mind that these places still hold much of the natural beauty that comes with being in Maine. To remind our readers of this, we’ve also included photos that illustrate this.
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Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.