Piscataquis County

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Piscataquis County, Maine

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

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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