Aroostook County, ME

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2020 Population
67,431
0.557% 1-year decline
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
48
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14.3%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,791
6.49% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$102,600
3.01% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
29,147
1.51% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Aroostook County, ME had a population of 67.4k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $43,791. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Aroostook County, ME declined from 67,809 to 67,431, a −0.557% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,123 to $43,791, a 6.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.939%), and White (Hispanic) (0.77%).

None of the households in Aroostook County, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Aroostook County, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Aroostook County, ME are University of Maine at Fort Kent (246 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Maine at Presque Isle (210 degrees), and Northern Maine Community College (162 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Aroostook County, ME was $102,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Aroostook County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Aroostook County, ME was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Aroostook County, ME is home to a population of 67.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.01% of Aroostook County, ME residents were born outside of the country (2.7k people).

In 2020, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.2k people) in Aroostook County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Aroostook County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Aroostook County, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aroostook County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    63.2k ± 142
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 110
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 205
1.29%
Hispanic Population
868 people

In 2020, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.2k people) in Aroostook County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.29k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.29% of the people in Aroostook County, ME are hispanic (868 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Aroostook County, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,473 ± 2,381 people
  2. Philippines
    2,837 ± 1,306 people
  3. Germany
    2,823 ± 1,303 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,473 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,837 and Germany with 2,823.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.7k people
4.39%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.98k people

As of 2020, 4.01% of Aroostook County, ME residents (2.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aroostook County, ME was 4.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,051 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    878 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    802 ± 187

Aroostook County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Aroostook County, ME employs 29.1k people. The largest industries in Aroostook County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,774 people), Retail Trade (3,473 people), and Manufacturing (2,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,171), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,934), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,213).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,223. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

29.1k
2020 Value
± 960
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 4.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aroostook County, ME declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 29.6k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aroostook County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,597 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,674 people), and Management Occupations (2,287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aroostook County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.1k
2020 Value
± 960
−1.51%
1 Year decline
± 4.52%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aroostook County, ME declined at a rate of −1.51%, from 29.6k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aroostook County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,774 people), Retail Trade (3,473 people), and Manufacturing (2,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aroostook County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Aroostook County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,540
Median earning men ± $1,830
$28,496
Median earning women ± $1,392

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,574), Public Administration ($52,405), and Wholesale Trade ($50,956).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,091), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,512), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maine. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 651
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 385
    Retail Trade
  3. 376
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $485k
    Manufacturing
  2. $422k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $146k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $5.2B
  2. $3.72B
  3. $3.13B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $5.2B, followed by Gasoline ($3.72B) and Fuel oils ($3.13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$51.4B
2020 Value in Maine
$92.1B
Projected 2050 Value in Maine
79% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $51.4B. This is expected to increase 79% to $92.1B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.09B
  2. $4.73B
  3. $2.51B

In 2020, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.09B, followed by New Hampshire with $4.73B and New York and $2.51B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Aroostook County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.5%), followed by Other (2.08%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Aroostook County, ME awarded 618 degrees. The student population of Aroostook County, ME in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,333 male students and 2,533 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Aroostook County, ME are White (523 and 88%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 2.86%), Two or More Races (15 and 2.53%), and Unknown (13 and 2.19%).

The largest universities in Aroostook County, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine at Fort Kent (246 and 39.8%), University of Maine at Presque Isle (210 and 34%), and Northern Maine Community College (162 and 26.2%).

The most popular majors in Aroostook County, ME are Nursing School (169 and 27.3%), General Business (53 and 8.58%), and Registered Nursing (41 and 6.63%).

The median tuition cost in Aroostook County, ME for a public four year colleges is $7,350 for in-state students and $11,760 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Aroostook County, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,866 (34.5% men and 65.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,866 students enrolled in Aroostook County, ME, 34.5% men and 65.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,908 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 169 degree-majors awarded
  2. 52 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Aroostook County, ME was Nursing School with 169 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Aroostook County, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 246 degrees awarded
  2. 210 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine at Fort Kent with 246 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 192 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Aroostook County, ME, which is 0.451 times less than the 426 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 523 degrees mean that there were 30.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,180) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (348k), Some college (231k), and Bachelors Degree (211k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Aroostook County, ME was $102,600 in 2020, which is 0.446 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $99,600 to $102,600, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Aroostook County, ME is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Aroostook County, ME have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aroostook County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Aroostook County, ME is $43,791. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Aroostook County, ME was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $60,625, followed by Census Tract 9525 and Census Tract 9519, with respective values of $52,500 and $51,719.

In 2021, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.05%.

Property

$102,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,764
$21,666
Median Property Taxes
±$839

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aroostook County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Aroostook County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.2% of the housing units in Aroostook County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9511
  2. Census Tract 9525
  3. Census Tract 9519

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aroostook County, ME was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $60,625, followed by Census Tract 9525 and Census Tract 9519, with respective values of $52,500 and $51,719.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aroostook County, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,791
Median Household Income
± $2,306
29.6k
Number of Households
± 1,087

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.6k households in Aroostook County, ME grew to $43,791 from the previous year's value of $41,123.

The following chart displays the households in Aroostook County, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aroostook County, ME is from Maine.
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Maine
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2020, the income inequality in Maine was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.35%)
  3. Walked (3.9%)

In 2020, 81.2% of workers in Aroostook County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.35%) and those who walked to work (3.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aroostook County, ME have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Aroostook County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aroostook County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aroostook County, ME have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.05%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aroostook County, ME (9.32k out of 65.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aroostook County, ME is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.2% of the children was living in poverty in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 120 in Aroostook County, ME. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 48.3 per 100,000 population.

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91.6% of the population of Aroostook County, ME has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 3.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maine was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see 907 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.51% decrease from the previous year (940 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1676 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 177 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maine, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

907 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aroostook County, ME

Primary care physicians in Aroostook County, ME see an average of 907 patients per year. This represents a 3.51% decrease from the previous year (940 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aroostook County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maine across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.43%
Uninsured
37.9%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
3.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aroostook County, ME declined by 0.237% from 8.45% to 8.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aroostook County, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 68.8 in Aroostook County, ME.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.7% in Aroostook County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.8% in Aroostook County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Aroostook County, ME.

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