Piscataquis County ME Information


Piscataquis County Subdivisions

Piscataquis County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,950
Population in Households 16,697
Population in Familes 12,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 253
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $38,730
Average Household Income $53,433
Per Capita Income $23,847


Total Housing Units 15,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,503 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,951 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,886 (51.4%)
Median Home Value $119,698
Average Home Value $156,869


Total Households 7,454
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,630
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.41% -0.72%
Households -0.59% -0.82%
Families -0.8% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.38%


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, 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 # 16 6th
Population Density # 16 6th
Diversity Index # 11 38th
Median Household Income # 15 13th
Per Capita Income # 14 19th

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