Calais is a city located in Washington County Maine. With a 2020 population of 3,071, it is the 42nd largest city in Maine and the 8746th largest city in the United States. Calais is currently declining at a rate of -0.13% annually and its population has decreased by -0.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,079 in 2020. Spanning over 40 miles, Calais has a population density of 89 people per square mile.
The average household income in Calais is $62,888 with a poverty rate of 19.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $527 per month, and the median house value is $94,400. The median age in Calais is 50.3 years, 49.6 years for males, and 51.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Calaiswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.29%.
96.29% of Calais residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Calais is White, with 20.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Calais is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Calais
92.16% of Calais residents were born in the United States, with 61.61% having been born in Maine. 4.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.