Caribou, Maine

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Population in 2017: 7,684 (51% urban, 49% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 3,988  (51.9%)
Females: 3,696  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

46.8 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04736.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,014 (it was $29,485 in 2000)
Caribou:

$44,014
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,440 (it was $16,061 in 2000)

Caribou city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,087 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Caribou:

$93,087
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,007; detached houses: $130,122; in 2-unit structures: $113,310; mobile homes: $37,836

Median gross rent in 2017: $593.

March 2019 cost of living index in Caribou: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.3% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Caribou, ME (2010)
    • 7,82695.6%White alone
    • 1111.4%American Indian alone
    • 891.1%Two or more races
    • 670.8%Hispanic
    • 560.7%Asian alone
    • 340.4%Black alone
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.02%Other race alone

Races in Caribou detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Caribou, Maine as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Caribou is 416 to 1.


Crime rates in Caribou by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.0)
4
(48.1)
4
(48.3)
3
(36.9)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
3
(36.6)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.5)
2
(25.3)
1
(12.8)
1
(12.9)
3
(39.1)
1
(13.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(48.1)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.3)
4
(49.6)
6
(74.4)
1
(12.2)
4
(49.1)
5
(62.4)
2
(25.3)
2
(25.6)
7
(90.4)
3
(39.1)
4
(52.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(589.9)
54
(650.0)
61
(736.8)
44
(540.9)
18
(223.0)
32
(396.9)
36
(439.7)
26
(319.0)
26
(324.5)
22
(278.5)
22
(282.1)
25
(322.7)
16
(208.7)
13
(170.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
186
(2,239)
218
(2,624)
169
(2,041)
160
(1,967)
117
(1,450)
149
(1,848)
121
(1,478)
134
(1,644)
80
(998.5)
106
(1,342)
113
(1,449)
92
(1,188)
84
(1,096)
57
(748.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(60.2)
9
(108.3)
10
(120.8)
7
(86.0)
5
(62.0)
1
(12.4)
7
(85.5)
4
(49.1)
6
(74.9)
10
(126.6)
12
(153.9)
9
(116.2)
5
(65.2)
13
(170.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
2
(25.6)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)163.4183.2159.8136.992.2121.3110.2105.584.996.0124.6101.3109.370.0

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City-data.com crime index in Caribou, ME

Crime rate in Caribou detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Maine average:

1.69
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Ancestries: French (33.0%), American (12.1%), French Canadian (11.5%), English (10.3%), Irish (5.6%), Nigerian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/05/1859

Elevation: 442 feet

Land area: 79.3 square miles.

Population density: 97 people per square mile   (very low).

Caribou, Maine map

465 residents are foreign born (2.8% North America, 2.4% Africa).

This city:

6.0%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,953 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,246 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (247.3 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (349.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (508.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Loring AFB, ME (2.6 miles ),
New Sweden, ME (2.9 miles ),
Washburn, ME (2.9 miles ),
Limestone, ME (3.0 miles ),
Fort Fairfield, ME (3.2 miles ),
Caswell, ME (3.2 miles ),
Perham, ME (3.3 miles ),
Westmanland, ME (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 46.86 N, Longitude: 68.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -33 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,677 (49.2%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Caribou, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Caribou, ME in 2017
Caribou satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $224,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Caribou, ME residents
Average permit cost in Caribou, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Caribou, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Caribou, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)

Average climate in Caribou, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Caribou, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 52.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2016 was 0.161. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.161
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.235. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 25.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.84
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Caribou-area historical earthquake activity is below Maine state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Caribou center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 367.8 miles away from Caribou center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 291.4 miles away from Caribou center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 108.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aroostook County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Caribou topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Caribou:

  • CARY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 163 VAN BUREN RD, SUITE 1)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME NURSING INC (7 HATCH DRIVE, SUITE 110)
  • VALLEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (658 MAIN STREET)
  • VISITING NURSES OF AROOSTOOK (14 ACCESS HIGHWAY)
  • CARIBOU REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (10 BERNADETTE ST)
  • MAINE VETERANS HOME - CARIBOU (163 VAN BUREN RD SUITE 2)

Airports located in Caribou:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caribou:

  • University of Maine (about 140 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 146 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 184 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 196 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 243 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 248 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 248 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

Public high school in Caribou:

Public elementary/middle schools in Caribou:

See full list of schools located in Caribou

Library in Caribou:

  • CARIBOU PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $264,299; Location: 30 HIGH STREET; 44,617 books; 815 audio materials; 1,068 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 112 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Caribou: Dow (A), Nylander Museum (B), Caribou Fire and Ambulance (C), Caribou Public Library (D), Cary Medical Center Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sweden Street Plaza Shopping Center (1), Downtown Mall Shopping Center (2), Caribou Skyway Plaza Shopping Center (3), Access Highway Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caribou include: United Baptist Church (A), Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (B), Lister Community Church (C), Aroostook Episcopal Church (D), Assembly of God Church (E), Unitarian Universalist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Holy Rosary Cemetery (1), Cochran Cemetery (2), Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery (3), Doyle Cemetery (4), Grimes Kelly Cemetery (5), Bubar Cemetery (6), Sacred Heart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Violette Pond (A), Ketch Pond (B), Caribou Mill Pond (C), Aroostook River Reservoir (D), Little Madawaska Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Brook (A), Wolverton Brook (B), Greenlaw Brook (C), Little Madawaska River (D), Factory Brook (E), Hardwood Brook (F), Glidden Brook (G), Mile Brook (H), Otter Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cary Medical Center - Dietitian Medical Nutrition Therapy In-House- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 163 Van Buren Road Suite 1) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Caribou Cabins (263 Lombard Road) (1), Riverside Motor Court (563 Access Highway) (2), Crown Park Inn (Access Highway) (3), Russell's Motel (357 Washburn Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Maine State - Courts- Superior Court- Caribou (144 Sweden Street) (1), Maine State - Courts- District Court- Caribou (144 Sweden Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Susan Collins - Senator, Donald Sidney Skidgel - Army Medal of Honor recipient, John B. Gagnon - Weightlifter.

Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Caribou and their reported violations in the past:

CARIBOU UTILITIES DISTRICT (Population served: 4,323, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-06-2006 to JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
  • 3 other older health violations
CARIBOU INN & CONVENTION CENTER (Population served: 466, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from APR-03-2007 to APR-03-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2005), St Intentional no-action (AUG-11-2011)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-29-2011 to FEB-15-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 151 regular monitoring violations
CARIBOU COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WATERS EDGE RV RESORT (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
CARIBOU TRAILER PARK #2 (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In FEB-15-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2006)
  • Public Education - In OCT-26-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-02-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAY-04-2005 to MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RIVERS BEND MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2008), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Caribou that have no violations reported:

  • SUNNY SLOPE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 68, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EMERALD VALLEY RANCHES #2, LLC (Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EMERALD VALLEY RANCHES #1, LLC (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.0%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Caribou in 2010:

  • 117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Caribou in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Caribou (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Caribou Branch at 144 High Street, branch established on 1973/05/16. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Caribou Mall Branch at 14 Sweden Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan Association: Aroostook County Federal Savings And at 43 High St, branch established on 1936/07/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $98.4 mil, Deposits: $88.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Katahdin Trust Company: Caribou Branch at 105 Bennett Drive, branch established on 1995/04/06. Info updated 2007/04/25: Bank assets: $527.8 mil, Deposits: $425.6 mil, headquarters in Patten, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Katahdin Bankshares Corporation
  • The Bank of Maine: Caribou Branch at 142 Bennett Drive, branch established on 1990/06/04. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Caribou:

Marital status in Caribou, ME
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Caribou:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Caribou
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Caribou, ME (based on Aroostook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Aroostook County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Aroostook County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
This county:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
State:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Caribou:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Caribou:

21.3%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Caribou:

9.3%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
State:

34.9%

General health condition:
Caribou:

56.1%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Caribou:

77.2%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Caribou, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 346$1,573,932$54,587114$204,503
Streets and Highways 18$45,862$30,5750$0
Firefighters 16$65,157$48,8680$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$45,713$36,5700$0
Other Government Administration 8$28,982$43,4730$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,743$35,3830$0
Financial Administration 3$10,839$43,3560$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$6,023$36,1380$0
Local Libraries 2$6,269$37,6147$12,621
Fire - Other 1$2,104$25,2480$0
Police - Other 1$2,336$28,0320$0
Welfare 0$0 2$1,917
Totals for Government 417$1,801,960$51,855123$219,041

Caribou government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $54,263,000 ($7061.82)
    General - Other: $2,454,000 ($319.36)
    Regular Highways: $2,053,000 ($267.18)
    Health - Other: $1,806,000 ($235.03)
    Police Protection: $1,050,000 ($136.65)
    Sewerage: $934,000 ($121.55)
    Water Utilities: $918,000 ($119.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $803,000 ($104.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $572,000 ($74.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($37.48)
    Central Staff Services: $280,000 ($36.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $246,000 ($32.01)
    Libraries: $229,000 ($29.80)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($15.23)
    General Public Buildings: $75,000 ($9.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($7.16)
    Air Transportation: $43,000 ($5.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000 ($4.69)
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000 ($2.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($1.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($4.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,705,000 ($482.17)

Caribou government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $56,266,000 ($7322.49)
    Other: $1,990,000 ($258.98)
    Sewerage: $760,000 ($98.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($2.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,223,000 ($289.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000 ($7.68)
    Other: $40,000 ($5.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,455,000 ($449.64)
    Sale of Property: $135,000 ($17.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($1.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,024,000 ($133.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $327,000 ($42.56)
    Highways: $143,000 ($18.61)
    Other: $58,000 ($7.55)
    Public Welfare: $18,000 ($2.34)
  • Tax - Property: $6,527,000 ($849.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $58,000 ($7.55)
    Other License: $16,000 ($2.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($0.52)

Caribou government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $886,000 ($115.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $803,000 ($104.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $83,000 ($10.80)

Caribou government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,971,000 ($907.21)

2.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.43% ($40,241 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($32,023)
from York County, ME  0.08% ($41,350)


3.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,105 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($33,912 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($37,827)
to York County, ME  0.25% ($35,172)
Businesses in Caribou, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Circle K2McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Caribou:

  • WFST (600 AM; 5 kW; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: NORTHERN BROADCAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGP (1390 AM; 5 kW; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: DECELLES/SMITH MEDIA, INC.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Caribou:

  • WBPW (96.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCXU (97.7 FM; CARIBOU, ME; Owner: THE CANXUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQHR (96.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOZI (101.9 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEM (106.1 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W274AF (102.7 FM; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Caribou:

  • W51AG (Channel 51; PRESQUE ISLE, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Caribou: Donald Sidney Skidgel.

Caribou fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Caribou fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 91.7mTotal length
  • 63,818Total average daily traffic
  • 3,329Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Caribou, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Caribou, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Caribou)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Caribou, ME)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Caribou Head End Corner Bowles And Baird Rd (Lat: 46.882806 Lon: -67.964167), Overall height: 61.9 m, Call Sign: WNET635,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 17720.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/1997, Expiration Date: 11/19/2007, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2007, Phone: (202) 857-2571
  • CARIBOU, 271 Fort Fairfield Road (Lat: 46.852917 Lon: -67.984417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQGG790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2016, Expiration Date: 01/12/2027, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • CARIBOU, Lat: 46.866222 Lon: -67.996750, Call Sign: WQKB599,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2009, Expiration Date: 03/19/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2019, Certifier: Alan Hitchcock, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Caribou, 271 Fort Fairfield Road (Lat: 46.852917 Lon: -67.984417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUU915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 10/21/2014, Expiration Date: 10/21/2024, Certifier: Jessica B Lyons, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Caribou)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Caribou)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fires - 55 took place in 2009, and the least - 2 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Caribou, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.6%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Caribou, ME
    • 30555.6%Structure Fires
    • 13324.2%Outside Fires
    • 9116.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 203.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Caribou, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Caribou, ME
  • 77.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.0%Wood
  • 6.2%Other fuel
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Caribou, ME
  • 67.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.6%Electricity
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Coal or coke


Caribou compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are 14 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael J. Ouellette (2)
  • Charles R. Verhoff (1)
  • Christopher C. York (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.