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Piscataquis County, ME&

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Population
17,044
0.65% decline
Median Age
50
Median Household Income
$36,938
1.49% decline
Poverty Rate
20.6%
Number of Employees
6,661
0.44% growth
Median Property Value
$106,800
2.64% decline

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Economy

The economy of Piscataquis County, ME employs 6,661 people. The economy of Piscataquis County, ME is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.3; 1.73; and 1.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Piscataquis County, ME are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,300), Manufacturing (1,191), and Retail trade (787), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,750), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($30,750).

Median household income in Piscataquis County, ME is $36,938. Males in Piscataquis County, ME have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,583. The income inequality of Piscataquis County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.428 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 Piscataquis County, ME. In Piscataquis 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 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,701. Penobscot County, ME has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maine.

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Diversity

Piscataquis County, ME is home to a population of 17,044 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Piscataquis County, ME is composed of 16,284 White residents (95.5%), 301 Two+ residents (1.77%), 210 Hispanic residents (1.23%), 91 Native residents (0.53%), and 70 Black residents (0.41%). The most common foreign languages in Piscataquis County, ME are French (263 speakers), Spanish (120 speakers), and Chinese (32 speakers), but compared to other places, Piscataquis County, ME has a relative high number of French (263 speakers), Italian (26 speakers), and Other Indo-European (17 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME awarded 831 degrees. The student population of Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME is skewed towards females, with 298 male students and 533 female students. Most students in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME are White (756 and 91%), followed by Unknown (43 and 5.17%), Two or more races (11 and 1.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 0.96%). The largest universities in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME by number of graduates are University of Maine at Farmington (432 and 52%), Kennebec Valley Community College (399 and 48%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME are General Psychology (49 and 5.9%), Elementary Education & Teaching (42 and 5.05%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (33 and 3.97%). The median tuition costs in Oxford, Somerset, Franklin & Piscataquis Counties PUMA, ME are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,352 and $17,440 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 Piscataquis County, ME is $106,800, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $109,700 to $106,800, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Piscataquis County, ME is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Piscataquis County, ME have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Piscataquis County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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