Caribou, Maine

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Population in 2013: 7,952 (51% urban, 49% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 3,798  (47.8%)
Females: 4,154  (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 (it was $16,061 in 2000)

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 2009: 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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Caribou: 88.8 (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: 100 people per square mile   (very low).

Caribou,ME real estate house value index trend

Caribou, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Caribou:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Caribou city:

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

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

This city:  5.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Caribou, Maine as of March 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Caribou to the number of sex offenders is 244 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%)

Caribou satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.86 N, Longitude: 68.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -112 (-1.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,717 (44.7%)

Area code: 207

Caribou household income distribution Caribou home values distribution

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) 130.2145.5167.5174.1169.0189.5165.3141.695.3125.4113.9109.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Maine:

5.1%

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%)

Work and jobs in Caribou: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Caribou, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Caribou, Maine average temperatures Caribou, Maine average precipitation Caribou, Maine humidity Caribou, Maine wind speed Caribou, Maine snowfall Caribou, Maine sunshine Caribou, Maine clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Caribou 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 the city 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 (12).
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

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.9. This is worse than average.

City:

90.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.162. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.162
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.555. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.555
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.50
U.S.:

9.14

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)
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

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, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Caribou compared to Maine state average:

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

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. (76%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.84%
Here: 60.8%
USA: 50.2%

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
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
Maine:

25.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,154$48,9240$0
Other Government Administration 10$38,028$45,6340$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$52,816$42,2530$0
Police - Other 1$2,491$29,8922$1,228
Firefighters 12$47,075$47,0754$9,907
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,802
Streets and Highways 17$50,008$35,3001$1,011
Hospitals 347$1,500,427$51,888118$237,555
Parks and Recreation 5$16,156$38,7742$3,527
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,462$53,5440$0
Local Libraries 3$9,181$36,7246$9,383
Totals for Government 413$1,728,798$50,231135$265,413

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $32,328,000 ($4065.39)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,603,000 ($1710.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,499,000 ($188.51)
    Health Services - Other: $1,428,000 ($179.58)
    General - Other: $947,000 ($119.09)
    Police Protection: $912,000 ($114.69)
    Water Utilities: $806,000 ($101.36)
    Fire Protection: $688,000 ($86.52)
    Sewerage: $654,000 ($82.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $429,000 ($53.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $226,000 ($28.42)
    Libraries: $196,000 ($24.65)
    Financial Administration: $195,000 ($24.52)
    Central Staff Services: $149,000 ($18.74)
    Welfare - Other: $84,000 ($10.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $52,000 ($6.54)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($4.28)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($4.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($32.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000 ($0.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $554,000 ($69.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,728,000 ($2480.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($15.97)

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

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $34,071,000 ($4284.58)
    All Other: $1,119,000 ($140.72)
    Sewerage: $518,000 ($65.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000 ($30.94)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $225,000 ($28.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $85,000 ($10.69)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $58,000 ($7.29)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,000 ($5.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,100,000 ($138.33)
    Health & Hospitals: $113,000 ($14.21)
    All Other: $81,000 ($10.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $252,000 ($31.69)
    Interest Earnings: $93,000 ($11.70)
    Rents: $45,000 ($5.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $854,000 ($107.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,898,000 ($1118.96)
    General Support: $1,165,000 ($146.50)
    All Other: $173,000 ($21.76)
    Highways: $149,000 ($18.74)
  • Tax - Property: $6,890,000 ($866.45)
    Public Utilities: $36,000 ($4.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,537,000 ($319.04)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,243,000 ($533.58)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $1,231,000 ($154.80)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $230,000 ($28.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $663,000 ($83.38)
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $230,000 ($28.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,622,000 ($581.24)
    Water Utilities: $2,458,000 ($309.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $189,000 ($23.77)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($9.93)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,882,000 ($739.69)

3.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.21%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,181 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.08%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.46% ($28,764 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.20% ($23,132)
from Hartford County, CT  0.09% ($34,920)


3.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.74%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($830 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

0.11%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.67% ($29,433 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($47,612)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.14% ($29,722)

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: 42
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 69
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 15
  • Fatalities: 48
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 110
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 55
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
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 Furniture1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Circle K2McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry2Pizza Hut1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1
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