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Fort Kent, Maine - Basic Facts

The Fort Kent Census Designated Place had a population of 2,383 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Kent is located at latitude 47.2551 and longitude -68.5884 in Aroostook County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Kent Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Aroostook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Fort Kent Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377911) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Kent Census Designated Place is located within Town of Fort Kent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Aroostook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Kent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Kent: La Decharge*.

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Fort Kent, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,383
Daytime Population: Workers 1,843
Daytime Population: Residents 1,260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,103
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 2,239
Population in Familes 1,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $35,134
Average Household Income $53,007
Per Capita Income $24,351


Total Housing Units 1,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $142,320


Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.78%
Households -0.53% -0.73%
Families 0.57% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Fort Kent, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Kent to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 60 55th
Population Density # 73 45th
Diversity Index # 33 74th
Median Household Income # 105 20th
Per Capita Income # 75 43rd

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