Piscataquis County, ME

County

Add Comparison
2022 Population
16,936
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
51.2
0.195% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
6.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,805
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$137,800
15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Piscataquis County, ME had a population of 16.9k people with a median age of 51.2 and a median household income of $51,805. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Piscataquis County, ME grew from 16,760 to 16,936, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $46,948 to $51,805, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), Other (Hispanic) (1.32%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.638%), and White (Hispanic) (0.62%).

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.

98.8% of the residents in Piscataquis County, ME are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $137,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.2%.

Most people in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 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

Population & Diversity

Piscataquis County, ME is home to a population of 16.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.97% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were born outside of the country (333 people).

In 2022, there were 29.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 223 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Piscataquis County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Piscataquis County, ME was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Piscataquis County, ME compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Piscataquis County, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 69
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    532 ± 102
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    223 ± 87
2.44%
Hispanic Population
414 people

In 2022, there were 29.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.7k people) in Piscataquis County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 223 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Piscataquis County, ME are hispanic (414 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Piscataquis County, ME as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
333 people
2.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
430 people

As of 2022, 1.97% of Piscataquis County, ME residents (333 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Piscataquis County, ME was 2.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Piscataquis County, ME compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    689 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    238 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    178 ± 62

Piscataquis County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Piscataquis County, ME employs 7.15k people. The largest industries in Piscataquis County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,294 people), Retail Trade (1,187 people), and Manufacturing (905 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,611), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,875).

Occupations

7.15k
2022 Value
± 464
4.2%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 6.86k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Piscataquis County, ME, are Management Occupations (727 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (689 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (671 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Piscataquis County, ME.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

7.15k
2022 Value
± 464
4.2%
1 Year growth
± 8.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Piscataquis County, ME grew at a rate of 4.2%, from 6.86k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Piscataquis County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,294 people), Retail Trade (1,187 people), and Manufacturing (905 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.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$43,899
Median earning men ± $4,297
$34,520
Median earning women ± $1,316

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,354), Information ($85,500), and Public Administration ($59,338).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,092), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,241).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.
Y-Axis
1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image

Civics

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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.
Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.
Measure

In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Maine.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Piscataquis County, ME was $137,800 in 2022, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,800 to $137,800, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Piscataquis County, ME is 77.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Piscataquis County, ME have an average commute time of 26 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 $51,805. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $62,250, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9603.01, with respective values of $58,158 and $57,881.

Property

$137,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,891
$5,909
Median Property Taxes
±$401

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Piscataquis County, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

77.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.2% of the housing units in Piscataquis County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Piscataquis County, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603.02
  2. Census Tract 9604
  3. Census Tract 9603.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Piscataquis County, ME was Census Tract 9603.02 with a value of $62,250, followed by Census Tract 9604 and Census Tract 9603.01, with respective values of $58,158 and $57,881.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,805
Median Household Income
± $1,811
7.65k
Number of Households
± 460

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.65k households in Piscataquis County, ME grew to $51,805 from the previous year's value of $46,948.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Piscataquis County, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.63%)

In 2022, 76.6% of workers in Piscataquis County, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.31%) and those who worked at home (7.63%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Piscataquis County, ME have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.83% of the workforce in Piscataquis County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Piscataquis County, ME compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Piscataquis County, ME (2.48k out of 16.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

89.5% of the population of Piscataquis County, ME has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 3.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Piscataquis County, ME see 1526 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.17% decrease from the previous year (1680 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 436 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,526 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Piscataquis County, ME

Primary care physicians in Piscataquis County, ME see an average of 1,526 patients per year. This represents a 9.17% decrease from the previous year (1,680 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.6% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
3.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Piscataquis County, ME declined by 12.3% from 11.9% to 10.5%.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Piscataquis County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Piscataquis County, ME.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 35.2% in Piscataquis County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Piscataquis County, ME.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.7% in Piscataquis County, ME.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Piscataquis County, ME.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart