Piscataquis County ME Information


Piscataquis County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,258
Daytime Population: Workers 6,751
Daytime Population: Residents 10,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,047
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 17,017
Population in Familes 12,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,203
Average Household Income $50,531
Per Capita Income $22,801


Total Housing Units 15,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,782 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,894 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,012 (51.1%)
Median Home Value $113,281
Average Home Value $149,818


Total Households 7,676
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 4,788
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 -0.22% -0.52%
Households -0.26% -0.54%
Families -0.45% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


Piscataquis County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piscataquis 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 # 16 6th
Population Density # 16 6th
Diversity Index # 10 44th
Median Household Income # 16 6th
Per Capita Income # 14 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.