Births in Maine

Change Indicator

(i) Select Table Type:

  • Detailed
  • Sort / Rank

Why This Indicator Matters

Due to deaths due directly or indirectly to Covid-19, Maine is now one of twenty-five states where deaths outnumber births. This is up from just 4 states, including Maine, in 2019. For Maine, in-migration from people from other states has offset this loss in population. And 2021 saw an increase in the number of births in Maine.

What the data shows
Between 2020 and 2021, the number of births in Maine increased by 467 compared to a decrease 233 from 2019 to 2020. 

Comparing 2020 to 2021 by county, just three counties had fewer births than the year before- Oxford (-52), Hancock (-41) and Somerset (-10). By contrast York had 124 births than the year before and Cumberland had 120 more births.
show more
Data Provided By

Definitions: This data shows the number of live births per calendar year by mother's resident county, 

Data Source: Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Births

Footnotes: There was 1 birth in an unknown county in 2021, included in the total for Maine but not assigned to any county. For 2020, small adjustments have been made to the final counts compared to the preliminary count.

Uploaded October 2022.