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Penobscot County, ME&

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Population
153,437
-0.12% decline
Median Age
41.3
Median Household Income
$44,271
-0.61% decline
Poverty Rate
17%
Number of Employees
71,852
-1.16% decline
Median Property Value
$137,400
-0.22% decline

About the photo: The older suspension bridge is in front of the new cable-stayed bridge across the Penobscot River. Taken from Fort Knox. Verona Island across the water.

Economy

The economy of Penobscot County, ME employs 71,852 people. The economy of Penobscot County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.46; 1.45; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Penobscot County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (14,354), Retail trade (10,856), and Educational Services (9,751), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($71,250), Utilities ($55,303), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,418).

Median household income in Penobscot County, ME is $44,271. Males in Penobscot County, ME have an average income that is 1.11 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,328. The income inequality of Penobscot County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48 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 Penobscot County, ME. In Penobscot 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 131 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,287. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.

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Diversity

Penobscot County, ME is home to a population of 153,437 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Penobscot County, ME is composed of 144,593 White residents (94.2%), 2,346 Two+ residents (1.53%), 1,841 Hispanic residents (1.2%), 1,650 Asian residents (1.08%), and 1,635 Native residents (1.07%). The most common foreign languages in Penobscot County, ME are French (2,750 speakers), Spanish (1,103 speakers), and Chinese (536 speakers), but compared to other places, Penobscot County, ME has a relative high number of French (2,750 speakers), German (514 speakers), and Other Native North American (94 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Penobscot County, ME awarded 3,531 degrees. The student population of Penobscot County, ME is skewed towards females, with 1,613 male students and 1,918 female students. Most students in Penobscot County, ME are White (2,984 and 84.5%), followed by Unknown (180 and 5.1%), Black or African American (68 and 1.93%), and Asian (61 and 1.73%). The largest universities in Penobscot County, ME by number of graduates are University of Maine (2,119 and 60%), Husson University (849 and 24%), and Eastern Maine Community College (428 and 12.1%). The most popular majors in Penobscot County, ME are General Business Administration & Management (167 and 4.73%), General Psychology (151 and 4.28%), and Registered Nursing (132 and 3.74%). The median tuition costs in Penobscot County, ME are $15,660 for private four year colleges, and $8,370 and $26,640 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Penobscot County, ME is $137,400, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $137,700 to $137,400, a -0.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Penobscot County, ME is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Penobscot County, ME have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Penobscot County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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