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A look at Maine, where Romney and Paul are vying
A look at Maine, where Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are vying for victory
By The Associated Press

A profile of Maine, site of the Republican caucus on Feb. 11:


Population: 1,328,361


Median age: 42.7

Percentage of population 65 and over: 15.9 percent


95.2 percent white, 1.3 percent Hispanic or Latino origin, 1.2 percent black, 1 percent Asian


Language other than English spoken at home: 7.1 percent


High school graduate or higher: 89.8 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5 percent


Median household income: $46,933

People below poverty level: 12.6 percent

Home ownership rate: 73.1 percent


Barack Obama, 57.6 percent; John McCain, 40.4 percent; Ralph Nader, 1.4 percent.

REGISTERED VOTERS (as of 11/2/11):

Republican: 275,978

Democratic: 324,435

Undeclared: 355,037

Green Independent: 34,435.


' Maine is the nation's most heavily forested state.

' Maine has 3,500 miles of coastline and 6,000 lakes and ponds.

' Maine fishermen harvested more than 100 million pounds of lobster in 2011.

' Hannibal Hamlin of Paris, Maine, served as vice president under Abraham Lincoln.

' Writer Stephen King was raised in Maine and lives in Bangor.

' Maine is nearly as large as the other five New England states combined.

' Maine is home to Mount Katahdin, the northern end of the Appalachian Trail and the state's highest mountain at 5,268 feet

' Maine has the nation's oldest median age.


Sources: 2010 U.S. Census data; Maine Office of the Secretary of State; State of Maine website.

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