Penobscot County, Maine Population 2022

Penobscot County, Maine's estimated population is 151,855 with a growth rate of -0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Penobscot County, Maine is the 3rd largest county in Maine. The 2010 Population was 153,923 and has seen a growth of -1.34% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Penobscot County, Maine Population Growth

Population by Race

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Penobscot County, Maine Population by Race

Penobscot County, Maine Population Pyramid 2022

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Penobscot County, Maine Median Age

42.2


Total

40.6


Male

43.6


Female

Penobscot County, Maine Adults

There are 124,181 adults, (28,055 of whom are seniors) in Penobscot County, Maine.

Penobscot County, Maine Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Penobscot County, Maine Sex Ratio

Female

76,463

50.41%

Male

75,233

49.59%

Penobscot County, Maine Population by Age

Penobscot County, Maine Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Penobscot County, Maine Household Types

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Penobscot County, Maine Households and Families

2.82

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Penobscot County, Maine Households by Type

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

Penobscot County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 59.24%.

Penobscot County, Maine Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,250

Average Earnings

$40,929

Average Male

$32,035

Average Female

Penobscot County, Maine Earnings by Educational Attainment

Penobscot County, Maine Language by Age

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Penobscot County, Maine Language

95.78% of Penobscot County, Maine residents speak only English, while 4.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Penobscot County, Maine Language

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty by Race

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13.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.19%

Male Poverty Rate

14.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Penobscot County, Maine

The race most likely to be in poverty in Penobscot County, Maine is Islander, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Penobscot County, Maine is Multiple, with 22.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.73%.

Penobscot County, Maine Poverty

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Penobscot County, Maine Poverty Rate by Education

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Penobscot County, Maine Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Penobscot County, Maine Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Married by Age and Sex

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Penobscot County, Maine Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status by Race

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Penobscot County, Maine Marital Status

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10,904

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by War

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Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Age

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Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Race

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Education

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6.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Penobscot County, Maine Employment by Age

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Penobscot County, Maine Employment by Race

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Penobscot County, Maine 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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70.67%

Born in Penobscot County, Maine

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

1.38%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.14% of Penobscot County, Maine residents were born in the United States, with 70.67% having been born in Maine. 1.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Penobscot County, Maine Place of Birth

  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

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