Aroostook County ME Information


Aroostook County Subdivisions

Aroostook County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 70,995
Daytime Population: Workers 30,200
Daytime Population: Residents 40,201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 70,401
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 68,978
Population in Familes 53,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,017
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $37,715
Average Household Income $51,486
Per Capita Income $22,992


Total Housing Units 40,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,116 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,682 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,401 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $96,393
Average Home Value $124,884


Total Households 30,798
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 19,211
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 -0.17% -0.48%
Households -0.07% -0.43%
Families -0.26% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


Aroostook County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aroostook County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents 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 # 6 69th
Population Density # 15 13th
Diversity Index # 6 69th
Median Household Income # 14 19th
Per Capita Income # 13 25th

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