Housing Data


Housing Characteristics

Housing Characteristics is an interactive tool that provides the reader with Census data on the financial and structural characteristics of residential housing in Maine, counties and towns. The data includes but is not limited to:

  • The number of owned, rented, and vacant housing units statewide, or by county or town
  • Units by type
  • Bedroom counts and age of the housing stock

This data, used in conjunction with the Housing and Affordability Index, can provide the reader with some basic understanding of housing in the selected community, its affordability, and need. 

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Housing Characteristics of the State of Maine, Counties, and Towns
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MaineHousing Affordability Indexes

MaineHousing’s affordability indexes provide a statewide, county, and local breakdown of home buying and rental affordability. The affordability calculation is based on the ratio of area median home prices and median two-bedroom rent costs to area median household and rental household incomes. A ratio of 1 or above indicates affordability.


2019 Housing and 2020 Rental Affordability Indexes (PDF)

Statewide Homeownership Index

Congressional District Homeownership Indexes

Homeownership Indexes By County

Homeownership Indexes By Market Area

Statewide Rental Housing Indexes

Rental Housing Indexes By Congressional District

Rental Housing Indexes By County

Rental Housing Indexes By Market Area

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