Aroostook County, ME

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2022 Population
67,237
0.052% 1-year decline
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
48.5
1.25% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
3.07% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,843
7.54% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,400
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,719
0.647% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Aroostook County, ME had a population of 67.2k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $50,843. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Aroostook County, ME declined from 67,272 to 67,237, a −0.052% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,278 to $50,843, a 7.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.732%), and White (Hispanic) (0.598%).

None of the households in Aroostook County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Aroostook County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aroostook County, ME are University of Maine at Presque Isle (272 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Maine at Fort Kent (231 degrees), and Northern Maine Community College (108 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Aroostook County, ME was $125,400, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Aroostook County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Aroostook County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Aroostook County, ME is home to a population of 67.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.07% of Aroostook County, ME residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

In 2022, there were 37.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.7k people) in Aroostook County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Aroostook County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Aroostook County, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.7k ± 143
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.68k ± 210
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.07k ± 109
1.47%
Hispanic Population
991 people

In 2022, there were 37.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.7k people) in Aroostook County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.07k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.47% of the people in Aroostook County, ME are hispanic (991 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Aroostook County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.74k people
4.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.77k people

As of 2022, 4.07% of Aroostook County, ME residents (2.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aroostook County, ME was 4.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,949 ± 189
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    838 ± 161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    808 ± 176

Aroostook County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Aroostook County, ME employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Aroostook County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,512 people), Retail Trade (3,470 people), and Educational Services (2,774 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,583), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,680), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,050).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.7k
2022 Value
± 981
−0.647%
1 Year decline
± 4.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Aroostook County, ME declined at a rate of −0.647%, from 28.9k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aroostook County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,487 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,591 people), and Management Occupations (2,549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aroostook County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.7k
2022 Value
± 981
−0.647%
1 Year decline
± 4.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Aroostook County, ME declined at a rate of −0.647%, from 28.9k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aroostook County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,512 people), Retail Trade (3,470 people), and Educational Services (2,774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aroostook County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Aroostook County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,225
Median earning men ± $1,283
$34,048
Median earning women ± $1,086

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,661), Public Administration ($63,042), and Manufacturing ($56,085).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,270), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,639), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,080).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 651
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 385
    Retail Trade
  3. 376
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Aroostook County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.5%), followed by Other (2.08%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Aroostook County, ME awarded 611 degrees. The student population of Aroostook County, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,420 male students and 2,420 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aroostook County, ME are White (464 and 79.7%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 6.7%), Unknown (29 and 4.98%), and Hispanic or Latino (28 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Aroostook County, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Presque Isle (272 and 44.5%), University of Maine at Fort Kent (231 and 37.8%), and Northern Maine Community College (108 and 17.7%).

The most popular majors in Aroostook County, ME are Nursing School (169 and 27.7%), General Business Administration & Management (114 and 18.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (78 and 12.8%).

The median tuition cost in Aroostook County, ME for a public four year colleges is $7,350 for in-state students and $12,120 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Aroostook County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,840 (37% men and 63% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,840 students enrolled in Aroostook County, ME, 37% men and 63% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,957 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 169 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aroostook County, ME was General Business Administration & Management with 107 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aroostook County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 272 degrees awarded
  2. 231 degrees awarded
  3. 108 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Presque Isle with 272 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 215 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aroostook County, ME, which is 0.543 times less than the 396 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 464 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,296) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aroostook County, ME was $125,400 in 2022, which is 0.445 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $108,900 to $125,400, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Aroostook County, ME is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Aroostook County, ME have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aroostook County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Aroostook County, ME is $50,843. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Aroostook County, ME was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $77,634, followed by Census Tract 9519 and Census Tract 9525, with respective values of $63,438 and $62,188.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.02%.

Property

$125,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,938
$21,495
Median Property Taxes
±$808

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aroostook County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Aroostook County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9511
  2. Census Tract 9519
  3. Census Tract 9525

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aroostook County, ME was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $77,634, followed by Census Tract 9519 and Census Tract 9525, with respective values of $63,438 and $62,188.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aroostook County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,843
Median Household Income
± $1,655
29.2k
Number of Households
± 970

In 2022, the median household income of the 29.2k households in Aroostook County, ME grew to $50,843 from the previous year's value of $47,278.

The following chart displays the households in Aroostook County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aroostook County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in Aroostook County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aroostook County, ME have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Aroostook County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aroostook County, ME (9.76k out of 65.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aroostook County, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.8% of the children was living in poverty in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 120 in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 48.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Aroostook County, ME has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 3.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see 882 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (907 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1670 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 163 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

882 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aroostook County, ME

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see an average of 882 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (907 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.81%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
23.3%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
3.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aroostook County, ME grew by 1.93% from 8.64% to 8.81%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57 in Aroostook County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.8% in Aroostook County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.7% in Aroostook County, ME.

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