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Penobscot County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Penobscot County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the U.S.
Seat Bangor
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,556 sq mi (9,210 km²)
3,396 sq mi (8,795 km²)
160 sq mi (415 km²), 4.51%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

144,919
43/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded 1816
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 2000, the population was 144,919. Its county seat is Bangor[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a real total area of 3,556 square miles (9,210 km²), of which, 3,396 square miles (8,795 km²) of it is land and 160 square miles (415 km²) of it (4.51%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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.

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.

Cities, towns and plantations

Territories and locations

Indian reservations

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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


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Penobscot County, Maine
Map
File:Map of Maine highlighting Penobscot County.png
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the USA highlighting Maine
Maine's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1816
Seat Bangor
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 4.51%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

144919
Time zone Eastern : UTC{{{UTC offset}}}/{{{DST offset}}}

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 2000, the population was 144,919. Its county seat is Bangor6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 9,210 km² (3,556 sq mi). 8,795 km² (3,396 sq mi) of it is land and 415 km² (160 sq mi) of it (4.51%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 144,919 people, 58,096 households, and 37,820 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (43/sq mi). There were 66,847 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). 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.

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.

Cities, towns and plantations

Territories and locations

Indian reservations

External Links

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

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