Penobscot County

Penobscot County, Maine

97 Hammond St
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 942-8535
Fax: (207) 945-6027

In east-central ME; organized Feb 15, 1816 (prior to statehood) from Hancock County. Name Origin: For the Penobscot River, which flows through the county; from an Indian word penobskeag 'rocky place' or 'river of rocks.'

Area (sq mi):: 3556.14 (land 3395.73; water 160.41) Population per square mile: 43.30
Population 2005: 147,068 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 -1.10% Population 2000: 144,919 (White 96.20%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,801; median household $34,274; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,622-$26,780
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bangor County seat (31,595)

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    The population growth in Penobscot County has been flat over the last five years, with the population declining just under 1% over this time, and over this time the population growth was .6% in Maine and 3.7% in the United States.
    7 July 2016 - US-based utility operator Southern Co's (NYSE: SO) Southern Power subsidiary has acquired its first project in Maine, the Passadumkeag Windpark in Penobscot County with a nameplate capacity of approximately 43mw, the company said.
    The trial started in February this year at Penobscot County Superior Court and Kyle pleaded not guilty.
    Every day in rural Penobscot County, a large dairy farm harnesses clean-burning gas from cow manure and food waste, and it generates enough electricity to power 800 homes continuously.
    Penobscot County Deputy Sheriff Troy Morton told the Bangor Daily News that a family returned to their home in Eddington on January 7 and was shocked to find an intruder inside their home.
    A potato, cattle and dairy farming community of about 1,100 people in the northernmost reaches of Penobscot County, Patten is particularly well suited for stimulus money projects, Wong and Conklin said.
    Verizon Wireless, a US mobile network operator and a joint venture between Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE:VOD) (LSE:VOD), has activated a new cell site in Penobscot County, Maine, USA.
    It's said those arrested for DWI pray that they make it across the Penobscot County line, not to escape the law but to escape the notice of the all-seeing Enterprise.
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