Penobscot County ME Information


Penobscot County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 157,026
Daytime Population: Workers 77,105
Daytime Population: Residents 83,349
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 160,454
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 149,524
Population in Familes 110,712
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,502
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,097
Average Household Income $62,449
Per Capita Income $26,114


Total Housing Units 76,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,102 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,039 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,149 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $149,936
Average Home Value $171,656


Total Households 64,141
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 39,086
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 0.28% 0.26%
Households 0.26% 0.27%
Families 0.06% 0.14%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.71%


Penobscot County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penobscot 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 # 3 88th
Population Density # 9 50th
Diversity Index # 4 81st
Median Household Income # 9 50th
Per Capita Income # 9 50th

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