Penobscot County ME Information


Penobscot County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 157,655
Population in Households 150,325
Population in Familes 111,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,330
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 64,875
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 39,600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 76,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,326 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,549 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,878 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $138,518
Average Home Value $163,051


Median Household Income $44,196
Average Household Income $60,248
Per Capita Income $25,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.35%
Households 0.48% 0.42%
Families 0.28% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.


Penobscot County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penobscot 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 # 3 88th
Population Density1 # 9 50th
Diversity Index2 # 4 81st
Median Household Income # 8 56th
Per Capita Income # 8 56th

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