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Population in 2012: 8,051 (51% urban, 49% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 

Males: 3,845  (47.8%)
Females: 4,206  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04736.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,512 (it was $29,485 in 2000)
Caribou:

$43,512
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,503

Caribou city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,206 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Caribou:

$96,206
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $94,362; Detached houses: $102,736; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,496; In 2-unit structures: $111,389; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,033; Mobile homes: $30,226

Median gross rent in 2012: $591.

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  • White alone - 7,690 (94.1%)
  • Two or more races - 194 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 102 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 87 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 53 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caribou: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (25.2%), Irish (15.4%), English (14.1%), United States (5.6%), French Canadian (5.5%), Swedish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/05/1859

Elevation: 442 feet

Land area: 79.3 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Caribou:

  • High school or higher: 84.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Caribou city:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

408 residents are foreign born (3.0% North America).

This city:  5.0%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Caribou, Maine as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Caribou to the number of sex offenders is 268 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,434 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,267 (1.5%)

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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+: New York, NY (518.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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) .

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.86 N, Longitude: 68.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -173 (-2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,166 (55.5%)

Area code: 207

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Crime rates in Caribou by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.012.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100000000000
per 100,000 11.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 014414431131
per 100,000 0.011.848.047.712.048.148.336.912.412.436.612.3
Assaults 4910104114614
per 100,000 47.7106.6120.011.90.048.112.112.349.674.412.249.1
Burglaries 403946694954614418323626
per 100,000 476.8462.1552.0823.3589.9650.0736.8540.9223.0396.9439.7319.0
Thefts 130162165179186218169160117149121134
per 100,000 1549.61919.71979.82135.82239.32624.02041.31966.81449.81847.91477.81644.2
Auto thefts 12769591075174
per 100,000 143.082.972.0107.460.2108.3120.886.062.012.485.549.1
Arson 000000011110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.012.312.412.412.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 130.2145.5167.5174.1169.0189.5165.3141.695.4125.5113.9109.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Maine average:

1.70

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Caribou, Maine accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1,124 (-11.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Caribou-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Maine state average. It is 97% 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snows: 5, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Susan Collins - Senator, Donald Sidney Skidgel - Army Medal of Honor recipient, John B. Gagnon - Weightlifter.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Caribou:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Caribou, ME

Airports located in Caribou:


Local government website: WWW.CARIBOUMAINE.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caribou:

  • University of Maine (about 140 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 147 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 184 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 248 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 248 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 263 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 280 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

Public high schools in Caribou:

Public elementary/middle schools in Caribou:

Private elementary/middle school in Caribou:

  • CIRCLE OF LEARNING (Students: 33; Location: 1137 PRESQUE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Caribou, School District: 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)

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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

 
Aroostook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 CO  NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.2. This is better than average.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.20
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.745
U.S.:

2.433
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.155
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.65
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.4
U.S.:

28.3

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

CARIBOU UTILITIES DISTRICT (Population served: 4323, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-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)
  • 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)
  • 8 other older health violations
CARIBOU MOTOR INN (Population served: 466, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-1999), St Other (FEB-22-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 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)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between SEP-21-2003 and JAN-10-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2006)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 109 regular monitoring violations
CARIBOU COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-24-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
WEST GATE VILLA MHP (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2000)
CARIBOU TRAILER PARK #2 (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006)
  • 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DOWN HOME COUNTRY INN (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-10-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-11-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-11-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2006)
  • 24 routine major monitoring violations
  • 206 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between FEB-15-2006 and APR-11-2006, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2006)
  • Public Education - Between OCT-26-2005 and APR-11-2006, Contaminant: Lead & 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 Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-02-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-07-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-24-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • SUNNY SLOPE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERS BEND MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONTICELLO HOUSING CORP. (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 59.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Caribou, ME

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

Caribou compared to Maine state average:

Caribou, Maine environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Caribou, Maine:

  • Days Inn Caribou, PO Box 57, Caribou, ME 04736 , Phone: (207) 493-3311
  • Russell's Motel, PO Box 686, Caribou, ME 04736 , Phone: (207) 498-2567
  • Caribou Inn And Convention Center, 19 Main St, Caribou, ME 04736 , Phone: (207) 498-3733, Fax: (207) 498-3149
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Caribou, Maine

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Caribou travel time to work - commute


Caribou mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Caribou city (based on Aroostook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents70.7%8.7%5.8%5.6%1.6%
Congregations25.5%15.1%11.3%5.7%5.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%2.6%
Congregations9.4%2.8%3.8%5.7%15.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 66
Aroostook County:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$18,794$37,5880$0
Other Government Administration 4$14,343$43,0290$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$53,467$42,7741$355
Police - Other 2$5,068$30,4084$3,317
Firefighters 14$65,063$55,7680$0
Fire - Other 2$5,696$34,1763$3,039
Streets and Highways 20$58,474$35,0841$1,377
Welfare 1$3,594$43,1280$0
Hospitals 310$1,151,980$44,593137$227,309
Parks and Recreation 7$20,319$34,83316$9,363
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$16,098$38,6351$1,673
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 194$648,109$40,08945$42,128
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 56$157,754$33,80415$30,400
Local Libraries 4$10,019$30,0576$7,641
Other and Unallocable 1$1,599$19,1881$1,240
Totals for Government 641$2,230,377$41,754230$327,842

Caribou government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $32,328,000 ($4015.40)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,603,000 ($1689.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,499,000 ($186.19)
    Health Services - Other: $1,428,000 ($177.37)
    General - Other: $947,000 ($117.63)
    Police Protection: $912,000 ($113.28)
    Water Utilities: $806,000 ($100.11)
    Fire Protection: $688,000 ($85.46)
    Sewerage: $654,000 ($81.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $429,000 ($53.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $226,000 ($28.07)
    Libraries: $196,000 ($24.34)
    Financial Administration: $195,000 ($24.22)
    Central Staff Services: $149,000 ($18.51)
    Welfare - Other: $84,000 ($10.43)
    Housing & Community Development: $52,000 ($6.46)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($4.22)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($4.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($1.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($31.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000 ($0.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000 ($68.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,728,000 ($2450.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($15.77)

Caribou government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $34,071,000 ($4231.90)
    All Other: $1,119,000 ($138.99)
    Sewerage: $518,000 ($64.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000 ($30.56)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $225,000 ($27.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $85,000 ($10.56)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $58,000 ($7.20)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,000 ($5.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,100,000 ($136.63)
    Health & Hospitals: $113,000 ($14.04)
    All Other: $81,000 ($10.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $252,000 ($31.30)
    Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($11.55)
    Rents: $45,000 ($5.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $854,000 ($106.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,898,000 ($1105.20)
    General Support: $1,165,000 ($144.70)
    All Other: $173,000 ($21.49)
    Highways: $149,000 ($18.51)
  • Tax - Property: $6,890,000 ($855.79)
    Public Utilities: $36,000 ($4.47)

Caribou government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,537,000 ($315.12)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,243,000 ($527.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,231,000 ($152.90)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $230,000 ($28.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $663,000 ($82.35)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $230,000 ($28.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,622,000 ($574.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,458,000 ($305.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $189,000 ($23.48)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($9.81)

Caribou government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,882,000 ($730.59)

3.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.17%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.52% ($28,453 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.24% ($31,516)
from York County, ME  0.14% ($25,514)


4.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($774 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.12%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.74% ($26,056 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.43% ($34,982)
to York County, ME  0.14% ($26,158)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Caribou, Maine:
  • Fatal accident count: 45
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 74
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 51
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 118
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4

See more detailed statistics of Caribou fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 106 meters (348ft)
Total costs: $575,000
Total average daily traffic: 52,340
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,565

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Caribou, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 857-2571
  • CARIBOU, 271 Fort Fairfield Road (Lat: 46.852917 Lon: -67.984417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQGG790
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 10652.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2007, Expiration Date: 01/12/2017, 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, Certifier: Alan Hitchcock
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Caribou


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Caribou, ME
Businesses in Caribou, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1
Browse common businesses in Caribou, ME

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  • Michael J. Ouellette (1)
  • Christopher C. York (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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