Machias, Maine Population 2024

1,266

Machias is a city located in Washington County Maine. Machias has a 2024 population of 1,266. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Machias is currently declining at a rate of -2.47% annually and its population has decreased by -9.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,396 in 2020.

The average household income in Machias is $35,772 with a poverty rate of 36.33%. The median age in Machias is 52.2 years: 37 years for males, and 56.3 years for females.

Machias Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Machias was:

  • White: 93.99%
  • Two or more races: 3.31%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Black or African American: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
468.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.31% (-130)
The current population of Machias, Maine is 1,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,396.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,25193.99%
Two or more races443.31%
Native American251.88%
Black or African American70.53%
Asian40.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Machias Population by Race

Machias Population Pyramid 2024

Machias Median Age

52.2

Total

37

Male

56.3

Female

Machias Adults

There are 1,167 adults, (342 of whom are seniors) in Machias.

Machias Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Machias Sex Ratio

Female71353.57%
Male61846.43%

Machias Population by Age

Machias Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5841.7640.859.2
Non Family3771.0628.171.9
Married1102.6553.646.4
Female803.7678.821.3
Male172.0658.841.2

2.8

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Machias Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade757.78%
Associates Degree555.71%
Bachelors Degree13614.11%
Graduate Degree868.92%
High School Graduate37138.49%
Less Than 9th Grade545.6%
Some College18719.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Machias Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Machias Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White919812220
2+ Races24162
Native American1400
Hispanic1400
Black770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.94%.

Machias Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,042$38,500$42,292
Graduate Degree$41,186$0$41,250
High School Graduate$24,063$29,323$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$27,981$28,798$25,729
Some College$24,375$0$26,250

$27,981

Average Earnings

$28,798

Average Male

$25,729

Average Female

Machias Earnings by Educational Attainment

Machias Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Machias Language

93.71% of Machias residents speak only English, while 6.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.29% of the population.

Machias Language

Machias Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,00136436.36%
Multiple241666.67%

36.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.56%

Male Poverty Rate

38.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Machias

The race most likely to be in poverty in Machias is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Machias is White, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.56%.

Machias Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.56%
Some College38.79%
High School31.01%
Bachelors or Greater12.12%

Machias Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed71.43%
Male Employed26.16%
Female Employed12.69%
Female Unemployed0%

Machias Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Machias Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$41,688$46,116
Households$25,278$35,772
Married Families$55,357$-999,999,999
Non Families$17,656$25,242

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Machias Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.1%

Male Marriage Rate

20.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Machias Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Machias Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Machias Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Machias Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

139

Number of Veterans

132

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam21
Second Gulf War20
Korea14
First Gulf War10
World War II0

Machias Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6449
75+38
65 to 7420
35 to 5419
18 to 3413

Machias Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White13212.14%
Black7100%

Machias Veterans by Race

Machias Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Machias Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40%

Labor Force Participation

36.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Machias Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Machias Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Machias Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.46%

Born in Machias

99.1%

Native Born

0.9%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.9%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.1% of Machias residents were born in the United States, with 61.46% having been born in Maine. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Machias Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,266-32-2.47%
20231,298-33-2.48%
20221,331-65-4.66%
20211,39600%
20201,39623920.66%
20191,157979.15%
20181,060-37-3.37%
20171,097-39-3.43%
20161,136-70-5.8%
20151,206201.69%
20141,186-100-7.78%
20131,286625.07%
20121,224-154-11.18%
20111,3781048.16%
20101,27400%

Machias Population by Year