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Aroostook County, ME&

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0.86% decline
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3.15% growth
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0.1% growth
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About the photo: Moose at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in Limestone Maine.


The economy of Aroostook County, ME employs 30,644 people. The economy of Aroostook County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Utilities, which employ respectively 4.43; 1.47; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Aroostook County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,205), Retail trade (4,184), and Manufacturing (3,140), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($40,714), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,229), and Transportation & Warehousing ($32,397).

Median household income in Aroostook County, ME is $38,087. Males in Aroostook County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,622. The income inequality of Aroostook County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Aroostook County, ME. In Aroostook County, ME the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,719. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.


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Aroostook County, ME is home to a population of 69,405 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Aroostook County, ME is composed of 65,658 White residents (94.6%), 1,133 Native residents (1.63%), 998 Two+ residents (1.44%), 736 Hispanic residents (1.06%), and 558 Black residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Aroostook County, ME are French (9,800 speakers), Spanish (436 speakers), and German (192 speakers), but compared to other places, Aroostook County, ME has a relative high number of French (9,800 speakers), Other Native North American (98 speakers), and Other West Germanic (130 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Aroostook County, ME awarded 587 degrees. The student population of Aroostook County, ME is skewed towards females, with 237 male students and 350 female students. Most students in Aroostook County, ME are White (464 and 79%), followed by Two or more races (21 and 3.58%), Unknown (18 and 3.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.53%). The largest universities in Aroostook County, ME by number of graduates are Northern Maine Community College (218 and 37.1%), University of Maine at Fort Kent (190 and 32.4%), and University of Maine at Presque Isle (179 and 30.5%). The most popular majors in Aroostook County, ME are Nursing School (79 and 13.5%), General Business (45 and 7.67%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (32 and 5.45%). The median tuition costs in Aroostook County, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,600 and $10,230 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Aroostook County, ME is $95,800, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $94,800 to $95,800, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate of Aroostook County, ME is 72.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Aroostook County, ME have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aroostook County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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