Biddeford, ME

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2022 Population
22,438
0.479% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
1.94% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
5.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,261
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$321,900
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,541
0.783% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Biddeford, ME had a population of 22.4k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $63,261. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Biddeford, ME grew from 22,331 to 22,438, a 0.479% increase and its median household income grew from $58,142 to $63,261, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Biddeford, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), and White (Hispanic) (1.19%).

None of the households in Biddeford, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Biddeford, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Biddeford, ME are University of New England (1,557 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Biddeford, ME was $321,900, and the homeownership rate was 45.8%.

Most people in Biddeford, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Biddeford, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Biddeford, ME is home to a population of 22.4k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.85% of Biddeford, ME residents were born outside of the country (640 people).

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Biddeford, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 610 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 400 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Biddeford, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Biddeford, ME was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Biddeford, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 445
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    610 ± 217
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    400 ± 194
2.77%
Hispanic Population
621 people

In 2022, there were 33.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Biddeford, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 610 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 400 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.77% of the people in Biddeford, ME are hispanic (621 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
640 people
3.59%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
801 people

As of 2022, 2.85% of Biddeford, ME residents (640 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Biddeford, ME was 3.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    555 ± 154
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    180 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    169 ± 86

Biddeford, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Biddeford, ME employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Biddeford, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,830 people), and Manufacturing (1,500 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,917), Wholesale Trade ($80,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,955).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.5k
2022 Value
± 937
−0.783%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Biddeford, ME declined at a rate of −0.783%, from 12.6k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Biddeford, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,774 people), Management Occupations (1,200 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Biddeford, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.5k
2022 Value
± 937
−0.783%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Biddeford, ME declined at a rate of −0.783%, from 12.6k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Biddeford, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,830 people), and Manufacturing (1,500 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Biddeford, ME, though some of these residents may live in Biddeford, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,663
Median earning men ± $2,846
$34,609
Median earning women ± $2,986

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($83,667), Public Administration ($59,278), and Manufacturing ($58,321).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($80,850), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,980), and Public Administration ($53,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Biddeford, ME awarded 1,557 degrees. The student population of Biddeford, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,930 male students and 4,504 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Biddeford, ME are White (1,262 and 81.6%), followed by Asian (89 and 5.75%), Unknown (83 and 5.37%), and Black or African American (60 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Biddeford, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of New England (1,557 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Biddeford, ME are Social Work (164 and 10.5%), Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (162 and 10.4%), and Registered Nursing (115 and 7.39%).

The median tuition cost in Biddeford, ME for private four year colleges is $39,510.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Biddeford, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,434 (30% men and 70% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,434 students enrolled in Biddeford, ME, 30% men and 70% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,872 records, of which 71.9% were women and 28.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 115 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Biddeford, ME was General Health Services with 64 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,557 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New England with 1,557 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 442 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Biddeford, ME, which is 0.396 times less than the 1,115 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,262 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,510) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,440) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Biddeford, ME was $321,900 in 2022, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $278,300 to $321,900, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Biddeford, ME is 45.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Biddeford, ME have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Biddeford, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Biddeford, ME is $63,261. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Biddeford, ME was Census Tract 253 with a value of $113,786, followed by Census Tract 251 and Census Tract 254, with respective values of $93,913 and $77,933.

Property

$321,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,508
$4,387
Median Property Taxes
±$415

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Biddeford, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.8% of the housing units in Biddeford, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 253
  2. Census Tract 251
  3. Census Tract 254

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Biddeford, ME was Census Tract 253 with a value of $113,786, followed by Census Tract 251 and Census Tract 254, with respective values of $93,913 and $77,933.

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Household Income

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$63,261
Median Household Income
± $4,358
9.58k
Number of Households
± 782

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.58k households in Biddeford, ME grew to $63,261 from the previous year's value of $58,142.

The following chart displays the households in Biddeford, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Biddeford, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (9.34%)

In 2022, 71.9% of workers in Biddeford, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (9.34%).

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Biddeford, ME have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Biddeford, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Biddeford, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Biddeford, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Biddeford, ME (2.68k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Biddeford, ME is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Biddeford, ME has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 3.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see 1366 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1339 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,366 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, ME

Primary care physicians in York County, ME see an average of 1,366 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1,339 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in York County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.3% under 18 years, 30.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.38%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
3.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Biddeford, ME grew by 4.4% from 5.15% to 5.38%.

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