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Piscataquis County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2014: 17,026 (all rural); it was 17,235 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,329
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,726
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,779
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,770 (it was 1,499 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%

Land area: 3966 sq. mi.

Water area: 411.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Piscataquis County: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.0%), Construction (13.5%), Educational, health and social services (11.5%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Piscataquis County, Maine:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Maine median age:  42.0 years
Males: 8,441  (49.6%)
Females: 8,585  (50.4%)
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Piscataquis County,ME real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Piscataquis County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,527 ($28,250 in 1999)

This county:

$35527
Maine:

$46974

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $577)
This county:

$453
State:

$668


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,977 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Piscataquis:

$103,977
Maine:

$172,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,441 - $175,602

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $158,409
Here:

$158,409
State:

$224,586

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,170
Here:

$192,170
State:

$236,645

In 2-unit structures: $150,318
Here:

$150,318
State:

$219,007

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,534
Here:

$86,534
State:

$174,362

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,038
Here:

$328,038
State:

$208,872

Mobile homes: $49,046
Here:

$49,046
State:

$60,044
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 135

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 61
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 83 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $130,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,345 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,250 (1.2%)

Piscataquis County household income distribution in 2009 Piscataquis County home values distribution Piscataquis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.5%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 78.6% for other race residents, 68.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
Piscataquis County:

19.0%
Maine:

14.0%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 78.6% for other race residents, 64.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Piscataquis County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Piscataquis County is $513 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $635 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $806 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Greenville, Sangerville, Brownville, Guilford, Parkman, Monson, Abbot, Sebec.

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

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Neighboring counties: Clatsop County, Oregon , Columbia County, Oregon , Lincoln County, Washington , Pacific County, Washington , Union County, Oregon , Missoula County, Montana , Sweet Grass County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 432
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 326 (53% naturalized citizens)

Piscataquis County:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 20
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 35
  • 1965 to 1969: 177

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.4%

Piscataquis County marital status for males Piscataquis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,396
  • One, attached: 94
  • Two: 249
  • 3 or 4: 446
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • 20 or more: 232
  • Mobile homes: 1,072
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 78

Housing units in Piscataquis County with a mortgage: 1,899 (135 second mortgage, 182 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,726

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Piscataquis County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,10813
Evangelical Protestant85513
Catholic3203
Other3185
None13,934-
Piscataquis County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Piscataquis County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Piscataquis County:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

10.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Piscataquis County:

8.4%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Piscataquis County:

27.5%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Piscataquis County:

Average size of farms: 196 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,075
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,531
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.91%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,078
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 50.43%
Vegetables: 95 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Earthquake activity:

Piscataquis County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 226.9 miles away from Piscataquis County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 270.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from the county 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 102.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/14/2006 at 09:34:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 14.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from Piscataquis County center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MaineSevere Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2011 to December 19, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1953): February 1, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1953, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1852): July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1755): May 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1591): June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: March 9, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3209): April 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3206): March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: December 14, 2003 to December 15, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3194): January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3194, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineSevere Storms, Flooding, Snow Melt, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: December 10, 2003 to December 31, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1508): February 5, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1508, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • MaineSnow, Incident Period: December 6, 2003 to December 7, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3190): January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • MaineExtreme Winter Weather, Incident Period: December 17, 2002 to June 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1468): May 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1468, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Piscataquis County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (56%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Poland (2%)
  • Costa Rica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Piscataquis County (%):

  • English (24%)
  • French (except Basque) (16%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Piscataquis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,476 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 843 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 441 (6%)
  • Other means: 65 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 277 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Piscataquis County, Maine in 2000:

  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Piscataquis County, Maine in 2010:

  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in college/university student housing
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,739.

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Maine average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.68% relocated from other counties in Maine ($21,850 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($11,772 average AGI)
Piscataquis County:

1.97%
Maine average:

2.57%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  2.00% ($26,472 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.36% ($34,864)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($48,588)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.23% ($33,643)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Maine average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.92% relocated to other counties in Maine ($17,066 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($10,556 average AGI)
Piscataquis County:

2.25%
Maine average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  2.15% ($27,541 average AGI)
to Somerset County, ME  0.39% ($25,583)
to York County, ME  0.29% ($23,333)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.28% ($33,235)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.19% ($8,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Piscataquis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Piscataquis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Piscataquis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Piscataquis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Piscataquis County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,077 (3,115 aged, 962 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 319 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Piscataquis County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (296)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (257)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (188)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (179)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (110)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (100)
  • Unspecified dementia (88)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (84)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (81)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (59)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.41
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8867.330
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 467.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69152.64

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 893.970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1148.580
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39.61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.32

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,315
  • In family households: 13,851 (3,637 male householders, 1,311 female householders)
    3,917 spouses, 3,902 children (3,538 natural, 130 adopted, 234 stepchildren), 248 grandchildren, 70 brothers or sisters, 93 parents, 102 other relatives, 499 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,464 (1,462 male householders (1,178 living alone)), 1,415 female householders (1,208 living alone)), 587 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 220 (135 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,814 2-persons, 989 3-persons, 728 4-persons, 264 5-persons, 99 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,386 1-person, 428 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

2,740 married couples with children.
998 single-parent households (302 men, 696 women).

96.6% of residents of Piscataquis County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $124,761,000 ($7119 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,207,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,201,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,970,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $125,000
Federal grants: $33,906,000
Federal procurement contracts: $983,000 ($201,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,576,000 ($65,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $558,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,135,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,080,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 819
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,141
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +19
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +773
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Piscataquis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.41 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 90
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,453
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,965
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,218
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,331
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,160
  • 1950 to 1959: 785
  • 1940 to 1949: 660
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,608
Rooms in houses/apartments in Piscataquis County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 217
  • 4 rooms: 912
  • 5 rooms: 1,483
  • 6 rooms: 1,189
  • 7 rooms: 845
  • 8 rooms: 558
  • 9+ rooms: 488
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 394
  • 4 rooms: 403
  • 5 rooms: 238
  • 6 rooms: 190
  • 7 rooms: 112
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Piscataquis County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 310
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,677
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,549
  • 4 bedrooms: 919
  • 5+ bedrooms: 310
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 440
  • 2 bedrooms: 528
  • 3 bedrooms: 350
  • 4 bedrooms: 129
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Piscataquis County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 221
  • 1 vehicle: 1,666
  • 2 vehicles: 2,667
  • 3 vehicles: 956
  • 4 vehicles: 181
  • 5+ vehicles: 88
  • no vehicle: 263
  • 1 vehicle: 799
  • 2 vehicles: 338
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

68% of Piscataquis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Maine.

Piscataquis County:

67.8%
State average:

60.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12455
  • Northeast: 3336
  • Midwest: 330
  • South: 461
  • West: 255

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 21%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 16%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Piscataquis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78.0%)
  • Wood (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Electricity (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70.1%)
  • Electricity (18.9%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 87
Here:

4.6%
Maine:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 122
Here:

10.8%
Maine:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

21.4%
Maine:

28.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Piscataquis County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,642,000
    Central Staff Services: $287,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $282,000
    General Public Buildings: $110,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Health - Other: $50,000
    Financial Administration: $30,000
    General - Other: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,797,000

Piscataquis County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $428,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $357,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $38,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $14,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,943,000

Piscataquis County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000

Piscataquis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,058,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 580
  • Number of aged recipients: 41
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 539
  • Number of recipients under 18: 65
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 418
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 97
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 222
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 242
Piscataquis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Piscataquis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Piscataquis County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10772.7 years
George9977.4 years
Charles9573.5 years
William8975.3 years
Mary8680.4 years
Robert7670.1 years
Harold6076.2 years
Dorothy6081.4 years
James5968.8 years
Ruth5879.9 years
Most common last names in Piscataquis County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7876.9 years
Brown5478.9 years
Davis5074.1 years
Hall4777.5 years
Perkins3475.2 years
Clukey3277.9 years
Clark3071.8 years
Grant3073.0 years
Gray2972.4 years
Anderson2575.2 years
Businesses in Piscataquis County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid3
FedEx1Shaw's1
Ford1Subway2
GNC3True Value2
H&R Block1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets9U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS1
New Balance1YMCA1
RadioShack1