Piscataquis County, ME

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2020 Population
16,864
0.166% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2020 Median Age
51.5
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
17.3%
6.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,083
2.92% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$110,100
0.548% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Piscataquis County, ME had a population of 16.9k people with a median age of 51.5 and a median household income of $42,083. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Piscataquis County, ME grew from 16,836 to 16,864, a 0.166% increase and its median household income grew from $40,890 to $42,083, a 2.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), White (Hispanic) (0.913%), Other (Hispanic) (0.866%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.771%).

None of the households in Piscataquis 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.

98.7% of the residents in Piscataquis County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $110,100, and the homeownership rate was 77%.

Most people in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 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

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Piscataquis County, ME is home to a population of 16.9k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.07% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were born outside of the country (349 people).

In 2020, there were 44.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 354 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 154 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Piscataquis County, ME was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 68
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    354 ± 128
  3. White (Hispanic)
    154 ± 84
1.89%
Hispanic Population
319 people

In 2020, there were 44.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 354 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 154 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Piscataquis County, ME are hispanic (319 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
349 people
1.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
330 people

As of 2020, 2.07% of Piscataquis County, ME residents (349 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 Piscataquis County, ME was 1.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    704 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    168 ± 74
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    153 ± 64

Piscataquis County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Piscataquis County, ME employs 6.63k people. The largest industries in Piscataquis County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,207 people), Retail Trade (1,093 people), and Manufacturing (969 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,083), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,721).

Occupations

6.63k
2020 Value
± 441
3.48%
1 Year growth
± 8.61%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 6.4k employees to 6.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Piscataquis County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (680 people), Sales & Related Occupations (663 people), and Management Occupations (621 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Piscataquis County, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.63k
2020 Value
± 441
3.48%
1 Year growth
± 8.61%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 3.48%, from 6.4k employees to 6.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Piscataquis County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,207 people), Retail Trade (1,093 people), and Manufacturing (969 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,429
Median earning men ± $1,708
$27,592
Median earning women ± $3,145

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,583), Wholesale Trade ($53,194), and Public Administration ($52,115).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,574), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,313), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,821).

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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. 128
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 102
    Retail Trade
  3. 102
    Manufacturing

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

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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 Piscataquis County, ME went to Donald J. Trump with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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).

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The median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $110,100 in 2020, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $109,500 to $110,100, a 0.548% increase. The homeownership rate in Piscataquis County, ME is 77%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Piscataquis County, ME have an average commute time of 26.2 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.

Median household income in Piscataquis County, ME is $42,083. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $65,417, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $46,875 and $46,111.

Property

$110,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,265
$5,529
Median Property Taxes
±$378

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 Piscataquis County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77%
Homeownership
2020
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77% of the housing units in Piscataquis County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603.02
  2. Census Tract 9604
  3. Census Tract 9608

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $65,417, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9608, with respective values of $46,875 and $46,111.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Piscataquis 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.
$42,083
Median Household Income
± $2,883
7.18k
Number of Households
± 440

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.18k households in Piscataquis County, ME grew to $42,083 from the previous year's value of $40,890.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Piscataquis 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 (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.01%)

In 2020, 76.1% of workers in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who worked at home (6.01%).

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

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Piscataquis County, ME have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Piscataquis 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Piscataquis County, ME (2.85k out of 16.5k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Piscataquis County, ME is White, followed by Black 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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88.2% of the population of Piscataquis County, ME has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 3.21% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% 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

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).

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Community Mobility

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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 17.8% under 18 years, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 26% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11.8%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
3.21%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Piscataquis County, ME grew by 15.4% from 10.2% to 11.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Piscataquis 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 36.3% in Piscataquis County, ME.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Piscataquis County, ME.

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