Aroostook County

Aroostook County, Maine

144 Sweden St Suite 101
Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: (207) 498-8125
www.aroostook.me.us

In northern ME, bordered on west and northwest by Quebec, Canada, and on the northeast and east by New Brunswick, Canada. Organized Mar 16, 1839 from Washington and Penobscot counties. Name Origin: For the Aroostook River, which runs through the county; from Micmac Indian 'clear river.'

Area (sq mi):: 6828.79 (land 6671.54; water 157.25) Population per square mile: 11.00
Population 2005: 73,240 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 -15.00% Population 2000: 73,938 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,033; median household $28,837; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,837-$24,742
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 3.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Major organization : AROOSTOOK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Over 80 percent of the hunters harvested a moose in districts 3 and 5 in Aroostook County, while fewer than 10 percent got their moose in wildlife management districts 23 and 25 that cover Waldo and Knox counties.
After asking around and realizing that no specialized, streamlined services existed for his brothers and sisters in greatest need, Gehring, the Adjutant of SmartRicker Chapter 10 in Presque Isle, Maine, went right to work ensuring every veteran in Aroostook County has a roof over their head.
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Northern Maine Development Commission (located in Caribou, ME): the Commission will be receiving $400,000 in assessment funds to provide critical funding for Aroostook County as they move forward with the HUD Sustainable Community Planning grant.
The naming of the Akeley Student Center will reflect the contributions to the Aroostook County community by the Akeley family.
8226; A Silver Award in the Communications Campaign for Aroostook County Mental health Service's “Operation Outreach” campaign
Franklin, Oxford, and Somerset counties experienced what is considered below average population growth from 1990 to 2010, while Aroostook County experienced negative population growth during the same period, and Piscataquis County experienced negative population growth from 1990 to 2000 and below average population growth from 2000 to 2010 (Maine State Planning Office, Census State Data Center 2010).
Suzy Anderson recalls the days when everyone skied in Aroostook County, in the US state of Maine.