Caribou, Maine Population 2022

7,238
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Caribou is a city located in Aroostook County Maine. With a 2020 population of 7,238, it is the 20th largest city in Maine and the 5234th largest city in the United States. Caribou is currently declining at a rate of -1.08% annually and its population has decreased by -5.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,659 in 2020. Spanning over 80 miles, Caribou has a population density of 91 people per square mile.

The average household income in Caribou is $59,434 with a poverty rate of 13.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $564 per month, and the median house value is $93,100. The median age in Caribou is 47.9 years, 49.1 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

Caribou Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Caribouwas:

  • White: 96.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Black or African American: 0.30%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Caribou, Maine is 7,238 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,659.

Caribou, Maine Population 2022

Population by Race

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Caribou Population by Race

Caribou Population Pyramid 2022

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Caribou Median Age

53.1


Total

53.3


Male

53


Female

Caribou Adults

There are 6,398 adults, (2,074 of whom are seniors) in Caribou.

Caribou Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

48

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Caribou Sex Ratio

Female

3,557

46.44%

Male

4,102

53.56%

Caribou Population by Age

Caribou Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Caribou Household Types

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Caribou Households and Families

2.69

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

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Caribou Households by Type

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Caribou Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Caribou Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.63%.

Caribou Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,252

Average Earnings

$40,410

Average Male

$35,394

Average Female

Caribou Earnings by Educational Attainment

Caribou Language by Age

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Caribou Language

91.88% of Caribou residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.51% of the population.

Caribou Language

Caribou Poverty by Race

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13.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

15.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Caribou

The race most likely to be in poverty in Caribou is Native, with 90.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Caribou is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.19%.

Caribou Poverty

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Caribou Poverty Rate by Education

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Caribou Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Caribou Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Caribou Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Caribou Married by Age and Sex

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Caribou Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Caribou Marital Status by Race

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Caribou Marital Status

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892

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Caribou Veterans by War

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Caribou Veterans by Age

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Caribou Veterans by Race

Caribou Veterans by Education

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3.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Caribou Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Caribou Employment by Age

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Caribou Employment by Race

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Caribou Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.22%

Born in Caribou

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.59% of Caribou residents were born in the United States, with 72.22% having been born in Maine. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Caribou Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Caribou Population by Year