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Houlton
Houlton
Maine
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Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the Canada–US border, located at 46.1256°N 67.8398°W / 46.1256; -67.8398. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 6,123. It is perhaps best known as being at the northern terminus of Interstate 95 and for being the birthplace of Samantha Smith, a goodwill ambassador as a child during the Cold War. The town hosts the annual Houlton Agricultural Fair. Houlton is the county seat for Aroostook County, and as such its nickname is the "Shire Town." The Houlton High School sports teams are named "The Shiretowners." The Meduxnekeag River flows through the heart of the town, and the border with the Canadian province of New Brunswick is 3 mi (4.8 km) east of the town's center. Houlton was the home of Ricker College which closed in 1978. The primary settlement and center of the town is designated as CDP with the same name, Houlton. The headquarters of the federally recognized Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is based here.

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How did Maine earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maine has a state sales tax of 5.50%. Of particular interest is that Maine does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Maine has an effective property tax rate of 1.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maine earned its state tax grade of C.

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