The following article will provide an overview of the population of the most important cities in the state of Maine. These cities are located on the eastern coast and are considered to be the state's major cities. Each city has its own specific population statistics, which are included below. While the population of each city may vary a little, the overall distribution of population within Maine is fairly consistent. The state's largest cities include Portland and Augusta.
The first European settlement in Maine was in Popham, Maine, in the early 17th century. These settlers fought over the territory during the American Revolution. Then, in the eighteenth century, Massachusetts took much of Maine's land. When Maine gained statehood, the issue of slavery was a big concern. The Missouri Compromise allowed the state to be admitted into the Union as a free state. This compromise was not ratified until 1820.
The climate in Maine is relatively temperate. The state experiences fewer thunderstorms than any other state east of the Rockies. There are fewer than 20 days of thunderstorms per year in Maine. It is also not prone to tornadoes - there are less than two in the entire state every year. Neither do we see tropical cyclones, but we do get our fair share of winter thunderstorms and blizzards.
Compared to other states, Maine has a very diverse population. While white residents make up more than half of the state's population, Native Americans have concentrated their populations in counties with reservations. Veterans are also evenly distributed throughout the state. The younger population of each county is slightly higher in the midcoast and southern parts of the state. However, older people make up the largest proportion of county populations in the north and east.