Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Aroostook County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2017: 67,653 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 73,938 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,272
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,765
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,179
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,924 (it was 8,177 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

29%

Land area: 6672 sq. mi.

Water area: 157.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Aroostook County: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.3%), Educational, health and social services (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

  • Races in Aroostook County, ME (2017)
    • 65,14088.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2601.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,0171.4%Two or more races
    • 8221.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6080.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2890.4%Asian alone
    • 40.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years
Males: 33,647  (49.7%)
Females: 34,006  (50.3%)
Average household size:
Aroostook County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,015 ($28,837 in 1999)
This county:

$43,015
Maine:

$56,277

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $275, upper quartile is $621)
This county:

$458
State:

$720


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,000 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Aroostook:

$101,000
Maine:

$191,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,300 - $162,100

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $136,408
Here:

$136,408
State:

$249,348

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,483
Here:

$121,483
State:

$259,036

In 2-unit structures: $139,649
Here:

$139,649
State:

$237,224

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $36,929
Here:

$36,929
State:

$261,373

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,202
Here:

$203,202
State:

$253,444

Mobile homes: $56,131
Here:

$56,131
State:

$68,752

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $64,296
Here:

$64,296
State:

$33,858

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $930
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 780

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 5
Aroostook County, ME map from a distance

Health of residents in Aroostook County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
69.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
45.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
55.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 1998: 101 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 1999: 106 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2000: 121 buildings, average cost: $83,600
  • 2001: 116 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2002: 128 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2003: 134 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2004: 181 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2005: 164 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2006: 162 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2007: 121 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2008: 83 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2010: 75 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2013: 69 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2014: 56 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2015: 50 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2017: 65 buildings, average cost: $146,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Aroostook, ME residents
Average permit cost in Aroostook, ME
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,632 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,257 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Aroostook, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Aroostook, ME in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Aroostook, ME in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
Aroostook County:

14.3%
Maine:

11.1%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.3% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.3 years old
(Males: 46.0 years old, Females: 48.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.8 years old, Black residents: 30.1 years old, American Indian residents: 24.4 years old, Asian residents: 58.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15.3 years old, Other race residents: 34.0 years old)

Area name: Aroostook County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aroostook County is $430 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $516 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.

Cities in this county include: Presque Isle, Caribou, Houlton, Madawaska, Van Buren, Fort Kent, Mapleton, Washburn, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill.

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

2018 air pollution in Aroostook County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 10.2 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Aroostook County borders

Neighboring counties: Benson County, North Dakota , Dunn County, North Dakota , King County, Washington , Yakima County, Washington , Luce County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Maine:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Aroostook, ME
County total employment by year in Aroostook, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Aroostook, ME

Current college students: 3,541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,020 (67.3% naturalized citizens)

Aroostook County:

4.5%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5202010 or later
  • 1992000 to 2009
  • 1731990 to 1999
  • 4551980 to 1989
  • 5001970 to 1979
  • 2,389Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.1%

Aroostook County marital status for males Aroostook County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,276
  • One, attached: 419
  • Two: 1,155
  • 3 or 4: 2,304
  • 5 to 9: 1,464
  • 10 to 19: 1,156
  • 20 to 49: 1,146
  • 50 or more: 227
  • Mobile homes: 3,766

Housing units in Aroostook County with a mortgage: 11,019 (96 second mortgage, 1,784 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,969

Here:

55.0% with mortgage
State:

61.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aroostook County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic22,20027
Mainline Protestant5,84540
Evangelical Protestant4,41151
Other9577
Orthodox101
None38,447-
Aroostook 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: 29
Aroostook County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Aroostook County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 66
This county:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Aroostook County:

11.7%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Aroostook County:

27.6%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Aroostook County:

Average size of farms: 361 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $111,770
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $798.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.56%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $90,885
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,980
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.48%
Soybeans for beans: 535 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 37 acres

Earthquake activity:

Aroostook County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly 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 28.1 miles away from Aroostook County 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 303.1 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 158.7 miles away from the 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 349.1 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) earthquake occurred 271.4 miles away from Aroostook County 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 92.1 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:

  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2010 to December 19, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1953: February 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1953, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1755: May 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 25, 2005 to December 27, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3265: February 24, 2006, FEMA Id: 3265, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 09, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3209: April 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3206: March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 14, 2003 to December 15, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3194: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 3194, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 06, 2003 to December 07, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3190: January 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 3190, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 2003 to February 04, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3174: March 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 3174, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Aroostook

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,937 (80.2%)
  • Carpooled: 2,832 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 309 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 126 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,284 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,348 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (70%)
  • Nigeria (6%)
  • England (2%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aroostook County


  • French (except Basque) (19%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (13%)
  • French Canadian (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Canadian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 799 people in nursing homes
  • 702 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 332 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 147 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 702 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 627 people in college/university student housing
  • 376 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 81 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 67 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,452.

2.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.06% relocated from other counties in Maine ($15,721 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($30,723 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

1.57%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  0.43% ($40,241 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.17% ($32,023)
from York County, ME  0.08% ($41,350)


3.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Maine average:

5.73%


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

0.08%
Maine average:

0.06%

1.70% relocated to other counties in Maine ($17,388 average AGI)
1.82% relocated to other states ($23,547 average AGI)
Aroostook County:

1.82%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  0.58% ($33,912 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.29% ($37,827)
to York County, ME  0.25% ($35,172)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.12% ($43,500)
to Hancock County, ME  0.09% ($48,917)
to Washington County, ME  0.08% ($28,238)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Aroostook County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Aroostook County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Aroostook County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Aroostook County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 16,984 (12,866 aged, 4,118 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,183 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,185)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,002)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (919)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (683)
  • Unspecified dementia (479)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (415)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (352)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (289)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (254)
  • Congestive heart failure (246)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,978
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 447
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75,170

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 927
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,080
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.7
  • Other - 45.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,653
  • In family households: 52,594 (9,450 male householders, 8,580 female householders)
    14,290 spouses, 16,528 children (15,280 natural, 491 adopted, 757 stepchildren), 1,668 grandchildren, 298 brothers or sisters, 496 parents, 377 other relatives, 907 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,732 (4,924 male householders (4,022 living alone)), 5,967 female householders (5,287 living alone)), 1,841 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,327

Size of family households: 9,837 2-persons, 3,594 3-persons, 3,186 4-persons, 1,014 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,309 1-person, 1,510 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 50 4-persons.

8,209 married couples with children.
2,572 single-parent households (433 men, 2,139 women).

85.0% of residents of Aroostook speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
13.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $651,468,000 ($8,877 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $35,548,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $239,250,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $110,118,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,405,000
Federal grants: $214,343,000
Federal procurement contracts: $27,990,000 ($8,115,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $49,361,000 ($14,010,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,919,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,319,000
Federal Government insurance: $51,746,000

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

Births: 3,534
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,539
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +401
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -24
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Aroostook County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.09 millions of gallons per day (46% from ground, 54% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built in Aroostook County, Maine
  • Year house built in Aroostook County, Maine
  • 1852014 or later
  • 1,4502010 to 2013
  • 4,2322000 to 2009
  • 4,3911990 to 1999
  • 3,7711980 to 1989
  • 7,3571970 to 1979
  • 3,4431960 to 1969
  • 4,1001950 to 1959
  • 2,5031940 to 1949
  • 8,4811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Aroostook County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Aroostook County, Maine
  • 2491 room
  • 2242 rooms
  • 5413 rooms
  • 2,1554 rooms
  • 5,2055 rooms
  • 4,1606 rooms
  • 4,2357 rooms
  • 1,8368 rooms
  • 2,3839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
  • 3551 room
  • 2672 rooms
  • 2,4763 rooms
  • 2,0534 rooms
  • 1,1485 rooms
  • 9496 rooms
  • 4877 rooms
  • 168 rooms
  • 1829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Aroostook County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Aroostook County, Maine
  • 315no bedroom
  • 9081 bedroom
  • 5,3282 bedrooms
  • 9,3533 bedrooms
  • 4,4414 bedrooms
  • 6435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aroostook County, Maine
  • 355no bedroom
  • 2,3571 bedroom
  • 2,8962 bedrooms
  • 1,7233 bedrooms
  • 4644 bedrooms
  • 1385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Aroostook County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Aroostook County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Aroostook County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 728no vehicle
  • 6,4531 vehicle
  • 8,9002 vehicles
  • 3,3853 vehicles
  • 1,1194 vehicles
  • 4035+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Aroostook County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Aroostook County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,846no vehicle
  • 4,6351 vehicle
  • 1,1962 vehicles
  • 1453 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

87.5% of Aroostook County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Maine.

Aroostook County:

87.5%
State average:

86.2%

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

  • This state: 48,985
  • Other state: 14,352
  • Northeast: 8,414
  • Midwest: 1,621
  • South: 2,859
  • West: 1,458
Year householders moved into unit in Aroostook County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aroostook County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.1%Wood
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Utility gas
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 581
Here:

10.3%
Maine:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 176
Here:

4.9%
Maine:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 440
Here:

18.7%
Maine:

26.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Aroostook County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,041,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $366,000
    General Public Buildings: $154,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,593,000
    General - Other: $2,259,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $909,000
    Regular Highways: $525,000
    General Public Buildings: $508,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $414,000
    Financial Administration: $376,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
    Highways: $10,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $128,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $66,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $25,000
    Other - Health - Other: $23,000
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $187,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,526,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,474,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,031,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
    Highways: $44,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,592,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,615,000

Aroostook County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,041,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $366,000
    General Public Buildings: $154,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,593,000
    General - Other: $2,259,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $909,000
    Regular Highways: $525,000
    General Public Buildings: $508,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $414,000
    Financial Administration: $376,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
    Highways: $10,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $128,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $66,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $25,000
    Other - Health - Other: $23,000
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $187,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,526,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,474,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,031,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
    Highways: $44,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,592,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,615,000

Aroostook County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,041,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $366,000
    General Public Buildings: $154,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,593,000
    General - Other: $2,259,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $909,000
    Regular Highways: $525,000
    General Public Buildings: $508,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $414,000
    Financial Administration: $376,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
    Highways: $10,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $128,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $66,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $25,000
    Other - Health - Other: $23,000
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $187,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,526,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,474,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,031,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
    Highways: $44,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,592,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,615,000

Aroostook County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $1,041,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $366,000
    General Public Buildings: $154,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,711,000
    Police Protection: $2,593,000
    General - Other: $2,259,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $909,000
    Regular Highways: $525,000
    General Public Buildings: $508,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $414,000
    Financial Administration: $376,000
    Central Staff Services: $359,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $122,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
    Health - Other: $8,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
    Sewerage: $4,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $187,000
    Highways: $10,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $128,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $66,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $65,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $25,000
    Other - Health - Other: $23,000
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000
    Other - Libraries: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $187,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Regular Highways: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,526,000
    Interest Earnings: $24,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $92,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,474,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,031,000
    General Local Government Support: $238,000
    Highways: $44,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,592,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,615,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,773
  • Number of aged recipients: 318
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,455
  • Number of recipients under 18: 236
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,862
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 675
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,415
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,049
Most common first names in Aroostook County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John38274.7 years
Mary35680.3 years
George30776.0 years
Joseph29974.5 years
Charles27475.4 years
William27474.7 years
James25173.9 years
Robert23370.6 years
Donald20171.6 years
Marie19079.1 years
Most common last names in Aroostook County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cyr38976.7 years
Michaud30974.9 years
Pelletier25876.2 years
Ouellette24274.8 years
Smith20477.2 years
Gagnon18673.3 years
Martin17776.6 years
Brown17276.1 years
Beaulieu16874.3 years
Bouchard16174.5 years
Businesses in Aroostook County, ME
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy4
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture2Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets25
Budget Car Rental1Maurices1
Burger King3McDonald's5
Chevrolet2New Balance2
Circle K13Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut2
Deb1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry4Rite Aid8
Dunkin Donuts4Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug1Sears4
FedEx8Staples1
Ford3Subway5
GNC4Taco Bell1
H&R Block4Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
JCPenney1UPS16
KFC2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart2Walmart2

Aroostook County on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"