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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major factor in choosing which community works for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median rent in Boothbay Harbor is $933 and the median value for a home for Boothbay Harbor costs around $256,118. The rent burden for Boothbay Harbor is around 22.0% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Boothbay Harbor, 46.9% participate in the labor force, 14.5% are widowed, 13.0% do not have health insurance, and 10.9% live in poverty. In Boothbay Harbor, 13.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Boothbay Harbor has a population density of 134 people per square mile. The current population of Boothbay Harbor consists of 1,986 people. Demographically, Boothbay Harbor is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.2% black, 0.6% Asian, 95.1% white, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% mixed race, 2.0% Hispanic, and 0.7% other or not specified. Of the population of Boothbay Harbor 34.3% have a high-school diploma, 12.9% have a graduate degree, and 37.9% have a college degree. Out of the total city population, 55.7% are female and 44.3% are male. The median age of Boothbay Harbor is 60 years old.
An overview of Maine
Based on natural beauty, Maine ranks 39th in the nation. Overall, Maine ranks 32nd out of all states in quality of life and 19th in healthcare. There are 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 Maine residents. Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Maine has a cost of living index rating of 117, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 123.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 48% of Maine residents voted Democrat and 45% voted Republican. The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 45 and 36% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 22% of Maine residents attend religious services among the 1,574 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.46 inches. On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Maine is around 65Â°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82Â°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47Â°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 38Â°F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7Â°F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.2 AQI. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maine
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of tamarack, balsam fir, red maple, and bog rosemary. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red fox, the gray fox, the bobcat, or the meadow jumping mouse. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.