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Presque Isle, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Presque Isle had a population of 9,344 as of July 1, 2016. Presque Isle ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Presque Isle is located at latitude 46.689 and longitude -67.9919 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Presque Isle (see map below) encompass a land area of 75.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The City of Presque Isle (GNIS ID: 582686) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Presque Isle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Presque Isle, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,344
Population in Households 8,847
Population in Familes 6,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 497
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 4,100
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 2,320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,118 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,982 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $117,091
Average Home Value $139,105


Median Household Income $36,563
Average Household Income $51,287
Per Capita Income $23,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.48%
Households -0.39% -0.38%
Families -0.63% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Presque Isle, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Presque Isle to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 15 89th
Population Density1 # 124 5th
Diversity Index2 # 28 79th
Median Household Income # 90 32nd
Per Capita Income # 78 41st

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