Machias is a city located in Washington County Maine. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 1,493, it is the 79th largest city in Maine and the 12583rd largest city in the United States. Machias is currently growing at a rate of 1.22% annually and its population has increased by 2.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,457 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Machias has a population density of 599 people per square mile.
The average household income in Machias is $32,536 with a poverty rate of 28.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $409 per month, and the median house value is $105,000. The median age in Machias is 47.9 years, 44.5 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Machiaswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.13% of Machias residents speak only English, while 9.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.19% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Machias is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Machias is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.54%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Machias
98.57% of Machias residents were born in the United States, with 59.67% having been born in Maine. 1.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.