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Penobscot County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Penobscot County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of USA ME
Maine's location in the U.S.
Founded 1816
Named for Penobscot tribe
Seat Bangor
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,556.14 sq mi (9,210 km²)
3,395.73 sq mi (8,795 km²)
160.41 sq mi (415 km²), 4.51%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

153,923
45.3/sq mi (17.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Penobscot County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. For U.S. Census statistical purposes, it is part of the Bangor, Maine, New England County Metropolitan Area . As of the 2010 census, the population was 153,923.[1] Its county seat is Bangor[2].

Penobscot County was established on 15 February 1816 from a portion of Hancock County.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 3,556.14 square miles (9,210.4 km2), of which 3,395.73 square miles (8,794.9 km2) (or 95.49%) is land and 160.41 square miles (415.5 km2) (or 4.51%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 13,870
1830 31,530 127.3%
1840 45,705 45.0%
1850 63,089 38.0%
1860 72,731 15.3%
1870 75,150 3.3%
1880 70,476 −6.2%
1890 72,865 3.4%
1900 76,246 4.6%
1910 85,285 11.9%
1920 87,684 2.8%
1930 92,379 5.4%
1940 97,104 5.1%
1950 108,198 11.4%
1960 126,346 16.8%
1970 125,393 −0.8%
1980 137,015 9.3%
1990 146,601 7.0%
2000 144,919 −1.1%
2010 153,923 6.2%
Est. 2012 153,746 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 144,919 people, 58,096 households, and 37,820 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 66,847 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.60% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.8% were of English, 17.3% United States or American, 14.0% French, 13.0% Irish and 6.7% French Canadian ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.8% spoke English and 2.3% French as their first language.

PenobscotCourthouse

Penobscot County Courthouse in Bangor

There were 58,096 households out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,274, and the median income for a family was $42,206. Males had a median income of $32,824 versus $23,346 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,801. About 9.70% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registrationEdit

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of August 2011[6]
  Unenrolled 38,619 35.87%
  Democratic 32,914 30.57%
  Republican 32,763 30.43%
  Green Independent 3,344 3.10%
Total 107,640 100%

Cities, towns and plantations Edit


Territories and locations Edit

Indian reservations Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/23/23019.html. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2012/CO-EST2012-alldata.html. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of August, 2011". Maine Bureau of Corporations. http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2011/20110817r-e-active.pdf. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°24′N 68°38′W / 45.40, -68.63


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