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Biddeford, Maine (ME) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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17.0% of Biddeford, ME residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 34.8% greater than the poverty level of 11.1% across the entire state of Maine. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.3% of high school graduates and 38.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 17.3% among disabled males and 20.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 91.1%. For comparison, it was 45.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Biddeford, ME

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Biddeford:

17.0%
Whole state:

11.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Biddeford:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Biddeford:

17.3%
Maine:

15.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Biddeford:

41.6%
Maine:

36.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Biddeford:

20.3%
Maine:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Biddeford:

34.4%
Maine:

34.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

91.1%
Residents above poverty level:

45.1%

Poverty by age in Biddeford, ME

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Biddeford
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Biddeford,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 6.5%6 to 11 years
  • 28.1%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 4.0%16 and 17 years
  • 25.6%18 to 24 years
  • 4.7%25 to 34 years
  • 11.0%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 14.1%55 to 64 years
  • 7.7%65 to 74 years
  • 7.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Biddeford
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Biddeford,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 18.4%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 10.5%6 to 11 years
  • 6.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 6.9%16 and 17 years
  • 43.0%18 to 24 years
  • 6.9%25 to 34 years
  • 12.5%35 to 44 years
  • 12.3%45 to 54 years
  • 8.9%55 to 64 years
  • 13.0%65 to 74 years
  • 24.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Biddeford, ME
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Biddeford,ME (% below half of poverty level)
  • 12.4%Under 5 years
  • 3.0%5 years
  • 10.9%6 to 11 years
  • 3.9%12 to 14 years
  • 4.0%15 years
  • 1.8%16 and 17 years
  • 11.7%18 to 24 years
  • 5.8%25 to 34 years
  • 4.4%35 to 44 years
  • 4.0%45 to 54 years
  • 1.9%55 to 64 years
  • 2.3%65 to 74 years
  • 2.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Biddeford, ME

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Biddeford, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Biddeford, ME (%)
  • 12.0%White
  • 30.0%Black
  • 93.0%American Indian
  • 6.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 0.0%Other race
  • 42.0%2+ races
  • 54.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Biddeford, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Biddeford, ME (absolute numbers)
  • 2,137White
  • 167Black
  • 99American Indian
  • 37Asian
  • 8Native Hawaiian
  • 0Other race
  • 1332+ races
  • 444Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 13.3%Below poverty level
  • 86.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.1%Below poverty level
  • 82.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Biddeford, ME

Children below poverty level:
Biddeford, Maine:

12.3%
State:

12.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Biddeford:

22.3%
Maine:

18.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Biddeford:

38.3%
Maine:

42.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 54.8%Married-couple family
  • 1.0%Male, no wife present
  • 44.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Biddeford not in families by work experience
  • 2.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 36.8%Worked part-time
  • 60.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 27.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 26.0%Both worked part-time
  • 26.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 20.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 5.7%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 6.6%1980 to 1989
  • 26.4%1970 to 1979
  • 6.6%1960 to 1969
  • 18.9%1950 to 1959
  • 8.5%1940 to 1949
  • 27.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.6%1999 to 2000
  • 4.0%1995 to 1998
  • 4.9%1990 to 1994
  • 14.0%1980 to 1989
  • 15.2%1970 to 1979
  • 9.3%1960 to 1969
  • 13.1%1950 to 1959
  • 7.4%1940 to 1949
  • 30.5%1939 or earlier
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