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14 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Maine

For a state that doesn’t look especially small, there are surprisingly few of us privileged folks who can call Maine home. Our state population makes up just about .45% of the entire US population. To put that into perspective, tiny Puerto Rico has more than twice the population of Maine.

Given our small numbers, it’s never shocking when we are the first person from Maine that someone has met. We understand their awe and jealousy, but sometimes it’s hard to answer their questions without laughing out loud. The list here includes just a few of the questions that people always ask when they find out you’re from Maine.

We’ve all received some strange questions about Maine. What are some of yours? Add them to the comments below for everyone to read!

Michelle
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: mstarin@onlyinyourstate.com.