Despite the stereotype of Mainers, only 64 percent of residents were born here a
Despite the stereotype of Mainers, only 64 percent of residents were born here and only 1.6 percent of the workforce works close to the land. Contrary to popular perception, Maine is only the 15th highest taxed state, but tenth when it comes to drug use. Maine has the lowest violent crime and incarceration rates, is the second least-religious state, has one of the highest high school graduation rates and has the highest proportion of children five and under who are read to. Maine ranks 37th in median household income, but is 40th when it comes to bankruptcies. Veterans comprise a higher proportion of the adult population than in all but four other states.
Woodard, Colin, "Despite the stereotype of Mainers, only 64 percent of residents were born here a" (2009). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3750.