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Penobscot County, Maine

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Penobscot County, Maine
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 152,199
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 153,923
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 10,920
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 3.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 75,655
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 69.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $157,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,316
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $465
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $870
Building permits, 2022 430
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 62,812
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.32
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 4.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 84.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 30.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 13.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 365,736
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,719,612
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 372,974
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,261,511
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $21,488
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 22.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $55,125
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $31,318
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 4,153
Total employment, 2021 56,435
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 2,763,649
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 9,498
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,310
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,807
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 600
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 78
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,788
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 250
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,536
Population per square mile, 2020 44.8
Population per square mile, 2010 45.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 3,397.20
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,397.36
FIPS Code 23019
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. ] Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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