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The City of Caribou had a population of 7,400 as of July 1, 2020. 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 46.8606 and longitude -68.012 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Caribou 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.
|Total Population||7,400 (100%)|
|Population in Households||7,269 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||5,497 (74.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||131 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$41,286|
|Average Household Income||$59,868|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$26,559|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,663 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,131 (58.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,148 (31.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||384 (10.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$96,679|
|Average Home Value||$121,692|
|Housing Affordability Index3||199|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.59%|
|Per Capita Income||2.28%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.8%|
The table below compares Caribou to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 20||85th|
|Population Density||# 129||2nd|
|Median Household Income||# 89||32nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 99||76th|
|Per Capita Income||# 78||40th|
|Diversity Index||# 65||51st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.