Maine Private Sector Personal Income From 1970 to 2006

Here’s a look at how the percent of personal income generated from the private sector has changed in each of Maine’s counties between 1970 and 2006, the latest data available. The counties are ranked by the highest share of personal income in 2006.

 

Private sector share of personal income by county, 1970 to 2006

County 1970 1990 2006
Lincoln 81.3% 80.8% 74.0%
Cumberland 76.4% 76.0% 73.5%
Hancock 76.2% 76.7% 71.8%
Knox 75.6% 75.7% 71.7%
Sagadahoc 72.9% 79.5% 71.5%
Waldo 78.6% 75.0% 70.4%
Androscoggin 81.0% 76.4% 69.3%
York 61.6% 67.7% 68.4%
Oxford 78.3% 71.8% 62.9%
Somerset 76.2% 72.2% 62.5%
Franklin 79.0% 72.8% 62.2%
Penobscot 72.6% 67.8% 61.6%
Piscataquis 74.1% 69.3% 59.0%
Aroostook 61.9% 58.1% 53.3%
Kennebec 66.7% 61.3% 52.6%
Washington 67.8% 61.6% 51.0%

Source: Maine Heritage Policy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis

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