Penobscot County, Maine Population 2018

Penobscot County, Maine's estimated population is 151,957 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Penobscot County, Maine is the 3rd largest county in Maine.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017152,2843270.22%
2017151,9574420.29%
2016151,515-419-0.28%
2015151,934-1,007-0.66%
2014152,941-134-0.09%
2013153,075-297-0.19%
2012153,372-341-0.22%
2011153,713-128-0.08%
2010153,8417,2404.94%
1990146,6019,5867.00%
1980137,01511,6229.27%
1970125,393-953-0.75%
1960126,34618,14816.77%
1950108,19811,09411.42%
194097,1044,7255.11%
193092,3794,6955.35%
192087,6842,3992.81%
191085,2859,03911.86%
190076,2463,3814.64%
189072,8652,3893.39%
188070,476-4,674-6.22%
187075,1502,4193.33%
186072,7319,64215.28%
185063,08917,38438.04%
184045,70514,17544.96%
183031,53017,660127.33%
182013,8700.00%

Penobscot County, Maine Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White144,494
Two or More Races2,894
American Indian and Alaska Native1,751
Asian1,621
Black or African American1,189
Some Other Race307
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Penobscot County, Maine Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Penobscot County, Maine Median Age

41.8


Total

40


Male

43.2


Female

Penobscot County, Maine Adults

There are 124,006 adults, (25,664 of whom are seniors) in Penobscot County, Maine.

Penobscot County, Maine Age Dependency

54.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Penobscot County, Maine Sex Ratio

Female

76,880

50.48%

Male

75,404

49.52%

Penobscot County, Maine Households and Families

Penobscot County, Maine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Penobscot County, Maine Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All69.7%30.3%
Male69.2%30.8%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Female51.6%48.4%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Penobscot County, Maine Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All61,8482.3569.7
Married29,4472.9187.8
Non Family23,4601.3751.6
Female5,8233.1151.6
Male3,1183.0469.2

2.84

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Penobscot County, Maine Households

Penobscot County, Maine Education

Penobscot County, Maine Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9722.78%
9th to 12th Grade6,2445.84%
High School Graduate36,60234.22%
Some College21,77520.36%
Associates Degree11,30410.57%
Bachelors Degree17,83316.67%
Graduate Degree10,2179.55%

Penobscot County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,01293,34126,554
Multiple Races1,2491,045196
Asian1,173999698
Native American1,1151,026171
Hispanic924867239
Black569528207
Other Race14814163
Islander15155

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 59.51%.

Penobscot County, Maine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,396$38,907$28,968
Less Than High School$21,418$27,682$12,863
High School Grad$26,760$31,878$21,200
Some College$31,678$39,222$27,062
Bachelors Degree$40,986$47,565$35,988
Graduate Degree$57,423$73,700$52,556

$33,396

Average Earnings

$38,907

Average Male

$28,968

Average Female

Penobscot County, Maine Language

Penobscot County, Maine Language by Age

Penobscot County, Maine Language

95.83% of Penobscot County, Maine residents speak only English, while 4.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.41% of the population.

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White137,44520,99515.28%
Multiple2,69374727.74%
Native1,58371445.10%
Hispanic1,75041523.71%
Black92730532.90%
Asian1,5311419.21%
Islander281035.71%

15.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

16.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Penobscot County, Maine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Penobscot County, Maine is Native, with 45.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Penobscot County, Maine is Asian, with 9.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.15%.

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.19%
High School16.09%
Some College11.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.84%
Female Unemployed35.35%
Female Employed9.80%
Male Employed6.49%

Penobscot County, Maine Income

Penobscot County, Maine Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,886$62,673
Families$61,325$75,895
Married Families$71,298$86,598
Non Families$25,568$37,186

Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status

Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Married by Age and Sex

Penobscot County, Maine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by War

12,142

Number of Veterans

11,348

Male Veterans

794

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,286
First Gulf War2,397
Second Gulf War1,963
Korea1,341
World War II665

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,062
75+2,959
35 to 542,723
55 to 642,324
18 to 341,074

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,6419.84%
2 or More21513.21%
Indian15911.39%
Hispanic826.65%
Black788.21%
Asian362.73%
Other137.56%

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Education

6.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Employment Status

Penobscot County, Maine Employment by Age

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Employment by Race

Penobscot County, Maine Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Penobscot County, Maine

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bangor3303731985-1052-3.18%
Brewer94829107-375-3.95%
Old Town78467518-328-4.18%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990