Aroostook County ME Information


Aroostook County Subdivisions

Aroostook County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 71,637
Population in Households 69,632
Population in Familes 53,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,005
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 31,360
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 19,593
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,385 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,975 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,434 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $95,587
Average Home Value $126,913


Median Household Income $36,990
Average Household Income $50,115
Per Capita Income $22,586
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.21%
Households 0.21% -0.05%
Families 0.01% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Aroostook County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aroostook County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 69th
Population Density1 # 15 13th
Diversity Index2 # 6 69th
Median Household Income # 14 19th
Per Capita Income # 13 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.