In 2013, the United States had an elderly population (65 and older) of 44.5 million people, that's about 14.1 percent of the total population. the fastest rising age group in the past ten years has been those 85 and older. Maine has a large percentage of elderly people.
The latest numbers from the US census estimates shows that Maine's population grew at a very small rate from 2010 to 2015. How small? Maine only added 967 residents in that five year span. In fact, Maine actually lost population from 2014 to 2015.
In the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, it's clear to see that central and northern Maine are generally losing population and southern and coastal Maine are increasing in population. Maine's population was estimated at 1,330,089 in 2014, that's up from 1,328, 702 in 2013.