Issues and Statistics

  • There are 258,977 children under 18 in Maine. (2014)
  • Children Living in Poverty – 48,000 (2014.)
  • Children Living with a Single Parent – 86,000 (2014.)
  • Children Receiving Public Only Health Insurance – 88,000 (2014.)
  • Children Not Covered by Health Insurance – 16,000 (2014.)
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Victims – 3,823 (2014.)
  • 3-4 Year Olds Not Enrolled in preschool – 16,000 (2011-2013.)
  • % of 4th Graders Scoring below Basic Reading Levels – 29% (2015.)
  • 2015 Kids Count Overall Rank – 12

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