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Fort Kent, Maine - Basic Facts

The Fort Kent Census Designated Place had a population of 2,372 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Kent ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Kent: La Decharge*.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,372
Population in Households 2,224
Population in Familes 1,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 441
Diversity Index3 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,430
Average Household Income $57,670
Per Capita Income $26,077

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $131,181
Average Home Value $146,684
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,057
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 607
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 -0.58% -0.88%
Households -0.69% -0.94%
Families 0.22% -1.18%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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, 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 # 60 55th
Population Density # 72 45th
Diversity Index # 33 75th
Median Household Income # 101 23rd
Per Capita Income # 66 50th

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