Children by age group 2000-2007 & 2012-2018 in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Having an overall count by age group and county helps understand issues of access and service use by county.  Seeing trends over time of populations in age groups can pinpoint counties that are gaining or losing population.

What the data shows
For Maine as a whole, there are fewer children each year. since 2012 For children ages 5-17, there are over 13,000 fewer children, or a decline of 7% from 2012 to 2018.For children ages 0 -4,  the numbers have remained declined by 2,622 or 4% from 2012 to 2018.  In addition, all counties have lower populations of children from 2014 to 2018, as well.
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Definitions: The number of children under 18 by age group: Under 5 years old; Ages 5 through 17; and Total under age 18.
Under 5 years old means up until age 4 and 364 days and total under 18 means up until age 17 and 364 days.

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

Footnotes: Updated February 2020