Piscataquis County ME Information

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Piscataquis County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 17,687
Population in Households 17,467
Population in Familes 13,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 220
Population Density1 5
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,917
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,946
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,938 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,979 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,906 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $113,196
Average Home Value $154,496
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,517
Average Household Income $48,250
Per Capita Income $21,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.05%
Households 0.19% -0.02%
Families -0.01% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

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Piscataquis County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piscataquis 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 # 16 6th
Population Density1 # 16 6th
Diversity Index2 # 10 44th
Median Household Income # 16 6th
Per Capita Income # 15 13th

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