Caribou, ME Profile: Facts & Data

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Caribou, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Caribou had a population of 7,575 as of July 1, 2018. Caribou ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Caribou is located at latitude 46.8365 and longitude -67.9361 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Caribou (see map below) encompass a land area of 79.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Caribou (GNIS ID: 582389) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Caribou: Caribou Village.

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Caribou, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,575
Population in Households 7,441
Population in Familes 5,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,809
Average Household Income $61,694
Per Capita Income $27,062

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,250 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,022 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 639 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $138,089
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,272
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,989
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.94% -1.05%
Households -1.01% -1.09%
Families -1.25% -1.25%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Caribou, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caribou to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 21 85th
Population Density # 129 2nd
Diversity Index # 65 52nd
Median Household Income # 74 44th
Per Capita Income # 62 53rd

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