Community

Food Security-2

In 2019-2021, the share of Mainers experiencing food insecurity fell about 2 percentage points.

Health Insurance Coverage.4

Maine’s health insurance coverage is stable and above the U.S. average.

Mental & Behavioral Health (NEW)2

In 2019-2020, the percentage of children with a mental and/or behavioral condition rose over 2%.

Physical Wellness.1

About 2/3 of Maine adults are overweight or obese, virtually unchanged for several years.

Safety0

In 2020, Maine’s crime rate was 46% below the U.S. average. The 2021 rate was not available at the time of publication.

Housing Affordability0

Home ownership affordability got much worse in 2021, but the full index (including rentals) was not available at the time of publication.

Transportation7

In 2021, 66% of Maine roadways were rated good or fair, a noteworthy 7% increase.

Internet Connectivity0

In 2022, 78% of locations have high-speed or broadband internet. Annual comparison not available due to changed data methods.