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


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22.5% of Fort Kent, ME residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 50.8% greater than the poverty level of 11.1% across the entire state of Maine. Taking into account residents not living in families, 40.8% of high school graduates and 50.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 11.8% among disabled males and 43.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 83.4%. For comparison, it was 34.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Fort Kent, ME

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Fort Kent:

22.5%
Whole state:

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

12.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Fort Kent:

11.8%
Maine:

15.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 32.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Fort Kent:

28.6%
Maine:

36.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Fort Kent:

43.0%
Maine:

21.5%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 19.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Fort Kent:

35.7%
Maine:

34.3%

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

83.4%
Residents above poverty level:

34.9%

Poverty by age in Fort Kent, ME

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Fort Kent
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Fort Kent,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 33.3%Under 5 years
  • 21.9%6 to 11 years
  • 18.5%12 to 14 years
  • 52.5%16 and 17 years
  • 37.3%18 to 24 years
  • 8.3%25 to 34 years
  • 3.8%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 0.0%55 to 64 years
  • 13.6%65 to 74 years
  • 23.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Fort Kent
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Fort Kent,ME (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 16.7%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 61.3%18 to 24 years
  • 0.0%25 to 34 years
  • 13.0%35 to 44 years
  • 12.1%45 to 54 years
  • 13.0%55 to 64 years
  • 22.7%65 to 74 years
  • 42.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Fort Kent, ME
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Fort Kent,ME (% below half of poverty level)
  • 38.3%Under 5 years
  • 26.5%5 years
  • 15.5%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 23.1%18 to 24 years
  • 15.5%25 to 34 years
  • 3.0%35 to 44 years
  • 6.2%45 to 54 years
  • 10.9%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 3.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Fort Kent, ME

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Fort Kent, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Fort Kent, ME (%)
  • 15.6%White
  • 75.4%Black
  • 57.9%2+ races
  • 0.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Fort Kent, ME
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Fort Kent, ME (absolute numbers)
  • 283White
  • 42Black
  • 472+ races
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 17.8%Below poverty level
  • 82.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 32.9%Below poverty level
  • 67.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Fort Kent, ME

Children below poverty level:
Fort Kent, Maine:

16.9%
State:

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

40.8%
Maine:

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

50.0%
Maine:

42.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 32.9%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 67.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Fort Kent not in families by work experience
  • 5.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 36.5%Worked part-time
  • 58.0%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
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 38.1%Both worked part-time
  • 0.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 61.9%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
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 16.7%1970 to 1979
  • 0.0%1960 to 1969
  • 13.9%1950 to 1959
  • 13.9%1940 to 1949
  • 55.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 1.2%1995 to 1998
  • 6.6%1990 to 1994
  • 5.5%1980 to 1989
  • 14.0%1970 to 1979
  • 9.0%1960 to 1969
  • 21.1%1950 to 1959
  • 10.7%1940 to 1949
  • 32.0%1939 or earlier
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