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Poverty in Maine School Districts

The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates poverty data are released by the Census Bureau and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The estimates are used to guide the allocation of federal funds to school districts.

This data in this table combines the latest American Community Survey from Census aggregated with federal tax filings, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program statistics and annual and decennial population counts.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau
Data released December 12, 2012

District Grade Range Total Population School-age population (age 5 to 17) School-age population
(age 5 to 17) in families in poverty
Percent School-age population
(age 5 to 17) of families in poverty
Acton KG-12 2,460 398 60 15.08
Airline Community School District PK-12 505 66 8 12.12
Alexander PK-12 496 59 10 16.95
Appleton KG-08 1,315 156 27 17.31
Aroostook Unorganized Territory KG-12 1,559 163 37 22.70
Auburn PK-12 22,987 3633 696 19.16
Augusta PK-12 19,099 2416 471 19.50
Baileyville PK-12 1,511 239 29 12.13
Bancroft KG-12 68 5 4 80.00
Bangor PK-12 33,007 4019 852 21.20
Bar Harbor KG-08 5,250 473 33 6.98
Baring Plantation KG-12 249 44 13 29.55
Beals PK-08 505 31 8 25.81
Beaver Cove KG-12 121 11 2 18.18
Beddington KG-12 50 3 1 33.33
Biddeford KG-12 21,392 2827 462 16.34
Blue Hill KG-12 2,694 369 86 23.31
Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Community School District KG-12 5,249 604 91 15.07
Bowerbank KG-12 115 8 1 12.50
Bremen 9-12 801 41 5 12.20
Brewer PK-12 9,474 1399 198 14.15
Bridgewater KG-12 607 100 26 26.00
Bristol KG-12 2,736 325 60 18.46
Brooklin PK-12 826 115 27 23.48
Brooksville PK-12 937 107 10 9.35
Brunswick KG-12 20,330 2850 365 12.81
Calais PK-12 3,102 449 125 27.84
Cape Elizabeth KG-12 9,038 1832 102 5.57
Caratunk KG-12 69 3 2 66.67
Carrabassett Valley KG-12 777 108 26 24.07
Carroll Plantation KG-12 153 25 5 20.00
Castine KG-12 1,370 83 6 7.23
Caswell PK-12 304 50 12 24.00
Charlotte PK-12 330 57 11 19.30
Chebeague Island KG-12 339 39 2 5.13
Cooper KG-12 153 19 5 26.32
Coplin Plantation KG-12 166 21 4 19.05
Cranberry Isles KG-12 141 20 6 30.00
Crawford KG-12 104 16 4 25.00
Cutler PK-12 504 80 21 26.25
Damariscotta 9-12 2,203 110 19 17.27
Deblois KG-12 57 8 3 37.50
Dedham PK-12 1,686 229 17 7.42
Deer Isle-Stonington Community School District KG-12 3,027 360 57 15.83
Dennistown Plantation KG-12 33 3 1 33.33
Dennysville KG-12 340 57 19 33.33
Drew Plantation KG-12 46 9 2 22.22
East Machias PK-12 1,356 218 62 28.44
East Millinocket KG-12 1,721 275 61 22.18
East Range Community School District KG-12 259 45 11 24.44
Easton PK-12 1,280 215 75 34.88
Eastport PK-12 1,322 146 32 21.92
Edgecomb KG-12 1,241 215 46 21.40
Falmouth KG-12 11,214 2338 101 4.32
Fayette PK-12 1,138 158 16 10.13
Five Town Community School District 9-12 13,186 704 114 16.19
Franklin Unorganized Territory KG-12 1,025 156 29 18.59
Frenchboro KG-12 61 15 2 13.33
Georgetown PK-12 1,039 134 14 10.45
Gilead KG-12 209 24 4 16.67
Glenwood Plantation KG-12 3 0 0 0.00
Gorham KG-12 16,423 2881 241 8.37
Grand Isle KG-12 464 62 11 17.74
Great Lake Stream Plantation KG-12 108 8 2 25.00
Great Salt Bay Community School District KG-08 4,744 407 46 11.30
Greenbush PK-12 1,490 251 63 25.10
Greenville PK-12 1,635 199 61 30.65
Hancock Unorganized Territory KG-12 214 35 4 11.43
Harmony KG-12 935 144 36 25.00
Hermon PK-12 5,407 951 78 8.20
Highland Plantation KG-12 73 14 3 21.43
Hope KG-08 1,535 184 21 11.41
Indian Island PK-12 609 124 32 25.81
Indian Township PK-12 713 172 55 31.98
Isle au Haut KG-12 73 10 1 10.00
Islesboro KG-12 565 74 14 18.92
Jefferson KG-12 2,411 345 49 14.20
Jonesboro KG-12 579 89 23 25.84
Jonesport PK-08 1,361 129 41 31.78
Kennebec Unorganized Territory KG-12 43 7 1 14.29
Kingsbury Plantation KG-12 28 0 0 0.00
Kittery KG-12 9,541 1106 109 9.86
Knox Unorganized Territory KG-12 1 0 0 0.00
Lake View Plantation KG-12 88 7 1 14.29
Lakeville KG-12 105 10 1 10.00
Lewiston PK-12 36,488 5376 1505 27.99
Lincoln Plantation KG-12 45 2 1 50.00
Lincoln Unorganized Territory KG-12 1 0 0 0.00
Lincolnville KG-08 2,162 212 25 11.79
Lisbon KG-12 8,984 1471 238 16.18
Long Island KG-12 231 35 6 17.14
Louds Island Unorganized Territory KG-12 0 0 0 0.00
Lowell KG-12 358 40 5 12.50
Machias PK-12 2,206 250 68 27.20
Machiasport PK-12 1,112 150 41 27.33
Macwahoc Plantation KG-12 79 8 3 37.50
Madawaska PK-12 4,013 535 89 16.64
Marshfield KG-12 518 93 34 36.56
Meddybemps KG-12 156 19 4 21.05
Medford KG-12 257 30 9 30.00
Medway KG-12 1,348 206 34 16.50
Milford PK-12 3,067 429 50 11.66
Millinocket KG-12 4,500 538 99 18.40
Monhegan Plantation KG-12 69 7 1 14.29
Moosabec Community School District 9-12 1,865 88 31 35.23
Mount Desert KG-08 2,059 162 12 7.41
Mount Desert Community School District 9-12 10,646 454 74 16.30
Nashville Plantation KG-12 46 7 1 14.29
New Sweden PK-12 599 85 22 25.88
Newcastle 9-12 1,740 83 6 7.23
Nobleboro KG-12 1,632 227 44 19.38
Northfield KG-12 147 18 6 33.33
Orient KG-12 146 20 8 40.00
Orrington PK-12 3,730 633 60 9.48
Otis KG-12 674 84 16 19.05
Oxford Unorganized Territory KG-12 766 116 17 14.66
Pembroke PK-12 834 126 22 17.46
Penobscot KG-12 1,267 131 33 25.19
Penobscot Unorganized Territory KG-12 1,475 183 55 30.05
Perry PK-12 883 153 45 29.41
Piscataquis Unorganized Territory KG-12 770 71 22 30.99
Pleasant Point PK-12 744 160 48 30.00
Pleasant Ridge Plantation KG-12 93 14 2 14.29
Portland PK-12 66,366 7632 1714 22.46
Princeton PK-12 826 119 36 30.25
Reed Plantation KG-12 160 16 4 25.00
Regional School Unit 01 PK-12 16,067 2324 425 18.29
Regional School Unit 02 PK-12 14,485 2251 362 16.08
Regional School Unit 04 PK-12 10,092 1644 220 13.38
Regional School Unit 05 PK-12 13,214 2195 262 11.94
Regional School Unit 10 PK-12 19,005 2921 633 21.67
Regional School Unit 12 KG-12 14,773 2250 365 16.22
Regional School Unit 13 KG-12 17,329 2318 484 20.88
Regional School Unit 14 KG-12 21,490 3586 419 11.68
Regional School Unit 16 KG-12 10,986 1876 224 11.94
Regional School Unit 18 PK-12 18,947 3313 327 9.87
Regional School Unit 19 PK-12 15,027 2429 565 23.26
Regional School Unit 20 PK-12 18,105 2760 502 18.19
Regional School Unit 21 KG-12 18,393 2969 185 6.23
Regional School Unit 23 KG-12 29,224 4364 653 14.96
Regional School Unit 24 PK-12 19,446 2791 450 16.12
Regional School Unit 25 PK-12 8,425 1198 203 16.94
Regional School Unit 26 KG-12 16,864 1710 177 10.35
Regional School Unit 34 PK-12 10,213 1351 214 15.84
Regional School Unit 38 PK-12 7,993 1353 109 8.06
Regional School Unit 39 PK-12 10,698 1730 396 22.89
Regional School Unit 50 PK-12 5,331 812 172 21.18
Regional School Unit 73 PK-12 10,112 1685 299 17.74
Regional School Unit 78 KG-12 1,847 235 33 14.04
Robbinston KG-12 570 103 25 24.27
Roque Bluffs KG-12 301 40 8 20.00
Sanford KG-12 20,909 3298 557 16.89
Scarborough KG-12 18,968 3525 177 5.02
School Administration District 10 KG-12 238 22 6 27.27
School Administrative District 01 PK-12 13,010 1885 460 24.40
School Administrative District 03 PK-12 10,756 1643 367 22.34
School Administrative District 04 KG-12 5,110 719 167 23.23
School Administrative District 06 PK-12 26,023 4293 527 12.28
School Administrative District 07 PK-12 355 49 12 24.49
School Administrative District 08 KG-12 1,170 180 30 16.67
School Administrative District 09 PK-12 17,827 2478 563 22.72
School Administrative District 11 PK-12 13,688 2146 334 15.56
School Administrative District 12 KG-12 1,076 159 19 11.95
School Administrative District 13 KG-12 1,429 198 28 14.14
School Administrative District 14 KG-12 812 112 24 21.43
School Administrative District 15 KG-12 13,337 2135 213 9.98
School Administrative District 17 KG-12 23,549 3795 736 19.39
School Administrative District 19 PK-12 1,350 147 54 36.73
School Administrative District 20 PK-12 3,477 586 181 30.89
School Administrative District 22 PK-12 12,553 2253 172 7.63
School Administrative District 23 PK-12 5,646 961 125 13.01
School Administrative District 24 PK-12 2,480 286 76 26.57
School Administrative District 27 PK-12 6,767 963 139 14.43
School Administrative District 28 KG-08 8,174 817 110 13.46
School Administrative District 29 PK-12 8,055 1311 332 25.32
School Administrative District 30 KG-12 1,821 284 49 17.25
School Administrative District 31 PK-12 3,810 559 107 19.14
School Administrative District 32 PK-12 2,078 279 31 11.11
School Administrative District 33 PK-12 1,824 269 35 13.01
School Administrative District 35 PK-12 13,497 2555 170 6.65
School Administrative District 37 KG-12 5,862 817 218 26.68
School Administrative District 40 KG-12 14,723 2131 346 16.24
School Administrative District 41 KG-12 4,588 732 187 25.55
School Administrative District 42 PK-12 2,207 311 69 22.19
School Administrative District 44 KG-12 5,828 908 200 22.03
School Administrative District 45 PK-12 2,343 370 77 20.81
School Administrative District 46 KG-12 6,573 1063 280 26.34
School Administrative District 49 KG-12 14,953 2523 448 17.76
School Administrative District 51 KG-12 10,807 2306 110 4.77
School Administrative District 52 PK-12 12,375 2220 446 20.09
School Administrative District 53 KG-12 6,211 1110 206 18.56
School Administrative District 54 KG-12 17,176 2820 629 22.30
School Administrative District 55 KG-12 7,959 1352 226 16.72
School Administrative District 57 KG-12 22,258 3842 353 9.19
School Administrative District 58 KG-12 4,314 670 102 15.22
School Administrative District 59 PK-12 6,554 1045 178 17.03
School Administrative District 60 PK-12 17,952 3223 297 9.22
School Administrative District 61 KG-12 14,580 2162 379 17.53
School Administrative District 63 PK-12 6,217 994 91 9.15
School Administrative District 64 KG-12 8,243 1396 229 16.40
School Administrative District 65 KG-12 74 10 1 10.00
School Administrative District 67 KG-12 6,312 1022 194 18.98
School Administrative District 68 PK-12 6,902 1153 257 22.29
School Administrative District 70 PK-12 3,764 563 154 27.35
School Administrative District 72 KG-12 8,324 1427 311 21.79
School Administrative District 74 PK-12 5,201 764 173 22.64
School Administrative District 75 KG-12 19,450 2893 455 15.73
School Administrative District 76 KG-12 333 50 7 14.00
Seboeis Plantation KG-12 35 1 1 100.00
Sedgwick KG-12 1,199 188 31 16.49
Shirley KG-12 231 24 7 29.17
Somerset Unorganized Territory KG-12 834 95 22 23.16
South Bristol KG-12 886 101 19 18.81
South Portland KG-12 25,066 3549 515 14.51
Southport KG-12 602 60 5 8.33
Southwest Harbor KG-08 1,769 156 28 17.95
Surry KG-12 1,470 178 27 15.17
Talmadge KG-12 64 10 3 30.00
The Forks Plantation KG-12 37 2 0 0.00
Tremont KG-08 1,568 131 34 25.95
Trenton KG-12 1,487 183 27 14.75
Upton KG-12 113 10 3 30.00
Vanceboro PK-12 139 22 5 22.73
Vassalboro KG-12 4,335 724 116 16.02
Waite KG-12 100 14 5 35.71
Washington Unorganized Territory KG-12 1,219 176 75 42.61
Waterville PK-12 15,694 1917 574 29.94
Wells-Ogunquit Community School District KG-12 10,538 1454 120 8.25
Wesley KG-12 97 7 2 28.57
West Forks Plantation KG-12 60 2 0 0.00
Westbrook PK-12 17,539 2514 495 19.69
Westmanland KG-12 62 7 2 28.57
Whiting PK-12 484 85 18 21.18
Whitneyville KG-12 219 25 7 28.00
Willimantic KG-12 149 19 5 26.32
Winslow PK-12 7,778 1310 166 12.67
Winthrop PK-12 6,081 904 101 11.17
Woodland KG-12 1,206 178 39 21.91
Woodville KG-12 248 46 6 13.04
Yarmouth KG-12 8,370 1526 90 5.90
York KG-12 12,597 2041 184 9.02
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