Piscataquis County

Piscataquis County, Maine

159 E Main St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Phone: (207) 564-2161
Fax: (207) 564-3022

In central ME, north of Bangor; organized 1838 from Penobscot and Somerset counties. Name Origin: For the Piscataquis River, which runs through it; from an Abnaki Indian word probably meaning 'divided tidal river.'

Area (sq mi):: 4377.36 (land 3966.22; water 411.14) Population per square mile: 4.50
Population 2005: 17,674 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 2.50%; 1990-2000 -7.60% Population 2000: 17,235 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,374; median household $28,250; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,700-$23,392
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The charr were the subject of a yearslong project to eradicate the smelt from Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis County to save the charr's population there.
Dover Foxcroft, ME, June 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- For the past several years the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District has offered a Natural Resources and Agricultural Summer Camp to children ages 7-12.
(143) For example, fire departments within Piscataquis County are allowed to bill for rescues that occur in the Unincorporated Territory.
On average, the 2010 unemployment rate reported for Maine's counties in the study region were considerably higher, at 10.3 percent, and ranged from 9.7 percent (Aroostook County) to 11.2 percent (Piscataquis County; Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and Information 2010).
Notes on land snails near Big Reed Pond in Piscataquis County, Maine.
Mayo Regional Hospital is a critical access hospital located in the Piscataquis county seat of Dover-Fox-croft, Maine.
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A Free Training, coming soon to Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, will provide you with everything you need to get started.
Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (located in Dover-Foxcroft): The Economic Development Council is being awarded $800,000 in funds to capitalize a revolving loan fund.
Desmond Harvey's 214 4/8 bull, taken in Piscataquis County in 1984, is number one.