19.2% of households in Mechanic Falls received food stamps in 2017


Mechanic Falls ranked 68th in Maine for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

148 of 772 Mechanic Falls households (19.2 percent) received food stamps. Mechanic Falls' population reached 1,903 people in 2017.

The city with the largest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Machias, which had 248 of 540 households receiving food stamps, 26.7 percent more than Mechanic Falls. In 2017 the population of Machias was 1,097.

The city with the lowest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Cumberland Center, which had 7 of 892 households receiving food stamps, 18.4 percent less than Mechanic Falls. In 2017 the population of Cumberland Center was 2,492.

See the cities with the highest percentage of households receiving food stamps below.

Top food stamp cities in 2017
Rank
City
Total Households
Total households receiving food stamps
Percentage of households receiving food stamps
1
Machias
540
248
45.9
2
Milo
909
383
42.1
3
Waldoboro
684
285
41.7
4
Van Buren
787
327
41.6
5
Howland
362
149
41.2
6
Livermore Falls
729
299
41
7
Mexico
640
252
39.4
8
South Paris
1083
418
38.6
9
Anson
331
127
38.4
10
Fairfield
1266
465
36.7
11
Wilton
829
297
35.8
12
Norway
921
325
35.3
13
Hartland
311
109
35
14
Madison
1277
428
33.5
15
Guilford
430
143
33.3
16
Rumford
1685
561
33.3
17
Newport
755
244
32.3
18
Lubec
208
65
31.3
19
Limestone
403
124
30.8
20
Unity
221
68
30.8
21
Dexter
1061
326
30.7
22
North Berwick
624
190
30.4
23
Calais
1378
416
30.2
24
Mars Hill
388
116
29.9
25
Clinton
354
105
29.7
26
Greenville
530
157
29.6
27
Searsport
589
170
28.9
28
Skowhegan
3033
874
28.8
29
Woodland
419
120
28.6
30
Dixfield
362
103
28.5
31
Casco
231
65
28.1
32
Houlton
2107
589
28
33
Oxford
500
139
27.8
34
Bucksport
1306
362
27.7
35
Lincoln
1199
331
27.6
36
Waterville
7219
1985
27.5
37
Washburn
463
125
27
38
Millinocket
2040
535
26.2
39
Lewiston
16063
4136
25.7
40
Presque Isle
4102
1051
25.6
41
Mapleton
357
90
25.2
42
Eastport
711
174
24.5
43
Augusta
8544
2083
24.4
44
Farmington
1332
324
24.3
45
Randolph
862
205
23.8
46
Caribou
3511
820
23.4
47
East Millinocket
748
175
23.4
48
Sanford
8720
2042
23.4
49
Farmingdale
983
226
23
50
Bangor
14035
3219
22.9
51
Eagle Lake
179
41
22.9
52
Wiscasset
629
142
22.6
53
Norridgewock
461
103
22.3
54
Rockland
3567
794
22.3
55
Biddeford
8545
1876
22
56
Auburn
9916
2168
21.9
57
Belfast
2893
625
21.6
58
Thomaston
958
206
21.5
59
Winthrop
1252
269
21.5
60
Little Falls
329
70
21.3
61
Pittsfield
1094
231
21.1
62
Fort Fairfield
972
203
20.9
63
Gardiner
2353
486
20.7
64
Bath
4041
832
20.6
65
Fort Kent
1017
203
20
66
Blue Hill
561
109
19.4
67
Westbrook
8054
1558
19.3
68
Mechanic Falls
772
148
19.2
69
Ashland
290
55
19
70
Blaine
127
24
18.9
71
Ellsworth
3350
619
18.5
72
Portland
30167
5532
18.3
73
Brewer
3754
659
17.6
74
Richmond
760
134
17.6
75
Winter Harbor
165
29
17.6
76
Madawaska
1384
238
17.2
77
Bingham
332
55
16.6
78
Alfred
363
60
16.5
79
Milford
860
141
16.4
80
Oakland
1154
186
16.1
81
Bridgton
1003
156
15.6
82
Bar Harbor
1009
147
14.6
83
Southwest Harbor
375
53
14.1
84
Winterport
581
81
13.9
85
Freeport
622
86
13.8
86
Winslow
3123
431
13.8
87
Boothbay Harbor
541
73
13.5
88
Brunswick
6216
841
13.5
89
Standish
237
31
13.1
90
Old Orchard Beach
4686
596
12.7
91
Bowdoinham
199
24
12.1
92
South Portland
10663
1292
12.1
93
Lake Arrowhead
867
104
12
94
North Windham
2014
236
11.7
95
Hallowell
1127
126
11.2
96
Lisbon Falls
1557
174
11.2
97
Damariscotta
591
65
11
98
Orono
2619
285
10.9
99
Brunswick Station
230
24
10.4
100
Topsham
2732
283
10.4

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