Penobscot County

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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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