Research Suggests That If You Were Born In Maine, There’s A Very Good Chance You’re Never Leaving
For all those promises of moving away to bigger and better things, research shows that most Mainers just end up staying put...forever.
In an age of social media, you've probably encountered someone on your friends list that promises that they're getting out of Maine and moving on to better things. Heck, that person just may be you! We're not here to be a wet blanket, research is. And research shows that most people who were born in Maine are staying put.
According to WalletHub, about 64% of the people that populate Maine today were born here. Maine ranks in the upper echelon amongst the rest of the United States when it comes to homegrown population. And it's an astoundingly large number compared to our closest neighbor, New Hampshire, with only 42% of their population ranking as homegrown.
WalletHub also broke down Maine's transplant population to figure where the rest of the people are coming from. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the other states in the Northeast region fill out Maine's population. People from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut make up about 21% of Maine's current population. The next closest region is the South, counting for nearly 4% of Maine's population.
What does it all mean? It means that the people you grew up with probably aren't going anywhere and neither are you. Welcome to Maine, where we're open for business but not really open to moving, or changing or anything like that. Ayut.