Piscataquis County, ME

County

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2019 Population
16,836
0.302% 1-year decline
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2019 Median Age
51.5
0.98% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
18.5%
3.73% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$40,890
3.6% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$109,500
3.78% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
6,403
1.09% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Piscataquis County, ME had a population of 16.8k people with a median age of 51.5 and a median household income of $40,890. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Piscataquis County, ME declined from 16,887 to 16,836, a −0.302% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,470 to $40,890, a 3.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%), White (Hispanic) (0.885%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.802%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.778%). 0% of the households in Piscataquis County, ME speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.7% of the residents in Piscataquis County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $109,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%. Most people in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Piscataquis County, ME was 2 cars per household.

Piscataquis County, ME borders Aroostook County, ME, Penobscot County, ME, and Somerset County, ME.

About the photo: Sunset at Moosehead Lake near Harfords Point, ME

COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maine (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
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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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Piscataquis County, ME is home to a population of 16.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.53% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were born outside of the country (426 people).

In 2019, there were 70.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 227 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 149 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16k ± 27
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    227 ± 127
  3. White (Hispanic)
    149 ± 47
1.46%
Hispanic Population
245 people

In 2019, there were 70.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 227 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 149 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.46% of the people in Piscataquis County, ME are hispanic (245 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
426 people
1.92%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
324 people

As of 2019, 2.53% of Piscataquis County, ME residents (426 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Piscataquis County, ME was 1.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Piscataquis County, ME was 51.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Piscataquis County, ME are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Piscataquis County, ME residents was 51.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,379 ± 2,369 people
  2. Philippines
    3,069 ± 1,359 people
  3. Germany
    2,577 ± 1,245 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,379 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 3,069 and Germany with 2,577.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2019 Citizenship
98.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.7% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Piscataquis County, ME was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    788 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    191 ± 65
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    180 ± 74

Piscataquis County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Piscataquis County, ME is $40,890. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $59,938, followed by Census Tract 9603.01 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $52,321 and $41,917.

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,698. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Piscataquis County, ME employs 6.4k people. The largest industries in Piscataquis County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people), Manufacturing (1,074 people), and Retail Trade (841 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,348), and Finance & Insurance ($53,304).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,890
2019 value
± $2,613
3.6%
1 Year Growth
± 7.68%

Households in Piscataquis County, ME have a median annual income of $40,890, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,470 in 2018, which represents a 3.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,757
Average Male Salary in Maine
± $2,655
$48,698
Average Female Salary in Maine
± $2,118

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.25 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maine
  1. Asian
    $52,638 ± $17,823
  2. White
    $47,033 ± $1,536
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $36,945 ± $33,395

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maine.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Piscataquis County, ME is from Maine.
0.439
2019 Wage GINI in Maine
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2019, the income inequality in Maine was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.718% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603.02
  2. Census Tract 9603.01
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $59,938, followed by Census Tract 9603.01 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $52,321 and $41,917.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Piscataquis County, ME (3.04k out of 16.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,966 ± 254
  2. Two Or More
    52 ± 86
  3. Hispanic
    35 ± 73

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.4k
2019 Value
± 379
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 8.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 6.33k employees to 6.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Piscataquis County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (649 people), Production Occupations (645 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (570 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Piscataquis County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Piscataquis County, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (649 people), Production Occupations (645 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Piscataquis County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.31 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Piscataquis County, ME, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,938), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,167), and Legal Occupations ($68,661).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.4k
2019 Value
± 379
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 8.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 6.33k employees to 6.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Piscataquis County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people), Manufacturing (1,074 people), and Retail Trade (841 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Piscataquis County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Piscataquis County, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Piscataquis County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,215 people), Manufacturing (1,074 people), and Retail Trade (841 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Piscataquis County, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.53 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.68 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Piscataquis County, ME, by median earnings, are Utilities ($108,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,348), and Finance & Insurance ($53,304).

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Domestic Trade

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. $8.2B
  2. $5.03B
  3. $4.23B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.2B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Newsprint/paper ($4.23B).

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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$56.2B
2018 Value in Maine
$103B
Projected 2045 Value in Maine
83.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maine trade was $56.2B. This is expected to increase 83.9% to $103B by 2045.

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. $5.75B
  2. $5.7B
  3. $3.33B

In 2018, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $5.75B, followed by Massachusetts with $5.7B and New York and $3.33B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Piscataquis County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (33.7%), followed by Other (7.38%). The most partisan county was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Piscataquis County, ME
58.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maine
  1. 59.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 58.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 57.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maine was Cumberland County, ME with 59.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maine colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maine over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $109,500 in 2019, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $113,800 to $109,500, a 3.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Piscataquis County, ME is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Piscataquis County, ME have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Piscataquis County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,500
2019 Median
± $6,345
$113,800
2018 Median
± $6,860

In 2019, the median property value in Piscataquis County, ME declined from to $109,500 from the previous year's value of $113,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Piscataquis County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Piscataquis County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$40,890
Median Household Income
± $2,613
7.03k
Number of Households
± 392

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.03k households in Piscataquis County, ME grew to $40,890 from the previous year's value of $39,470.

The following chart displays the households in Piscataquis 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Piscataquis County, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Piscataquis County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
2019 Homeownership
75.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.9% of the housing units in Piscataquis County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Piscataquis County, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Piscataquis County, ME have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.06% of the workforce in Piscataquis County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.58%)

In 2019, 79.1% of workers in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.36%) and those who worked at home (6.58%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Piscataquis County, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Piscataquis County, ME have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Piscataquis County, ME has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 3.42% 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 Piscataquis County, ME see 1680 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1525 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3357 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,680 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Piscataquis County, ME

Primary care physicians in Piscataquis County, ME see an average of 1,680 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1,525 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maine
$5,015
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,504
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,325
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
3.42%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Piscataquis County, ME grew by 3.21% from 9.89% to 10.2%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15% prevalence
  2. 13.1% prevalence
  3. 12.3% prevalence

Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 15%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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