Aroostook County

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Aroostook County, Maine

144 Sweden St Suite 101
Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: (207) 498-8125

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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Surveys were flown in Aroostook County, Maine (17,687 [km.sup.2]) that is comprised mostly of farmland (>131,100 ha) in its eastern part, with ~76,000 ha of actual cropland (Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources 2003), and in northern portions of adjacent Franklin, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, and Washington Counties.
On land, CLF Ventures is providing regulatory guidance to the developers of an even larger wind project in Aroostook County, Maine. In contrast to many more traditional conservation groups, CLF makes it a priority to get the right things built in the right places, rather than simply stopping the wrong things from being built in the wrong places.
My patients and colleagues in Aroostook County, Maine, as well as neighboring counties, have been legally obtaining pharmaceuticals in Canada for years.
Meanwhile, McCain has announced that it will begin construction of a new potato processing plant in Aroostook County, Maine, in the near future.
McCain Foods USA will build a major new $80-$100 million potato processing plant in Aroostook County, Maine.
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Aroostook County, Maine, USA, will be the site of a new potato processing plant for McCain Foods USA that will cost $80-$100 million.