Immigrant population-- number of people of any age who are foreign born

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Why This Indicator Matters

Maine has the oldest median age in the United States, so drawing in new residents from other states and other countries is important for the economy. In light of the national and state discussions about immigration, it is helpful to know how many immigrants there are in Maine's 16 counties.

What the data shows
Maine has a small but growing immigrant population. Cumberland County has 38% of the state's foreign born population, while York has 13% and Penobscot has 9%. There are 5 counties where there are less than 1,000 people who are immigrants. Nationally, Maine is 43rd in the percentage of their population that is foreign born. 
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