Aroostook County , Maine

Aroostook County: County in Maine, United States

Aroostook County locator map
Location of Aroostook County on Maine map.

About

Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,870 and a population density of 4 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 66,804 inhabitants. Its county seat is Houlton. The county was created 182 years ago in 1839.

Backside of Houlton Courthouse image
Backside of Houlton Courthouse
Backside of Houlton Courthouse image

Geography

Aroostook County is located at 46°39'32"N 68°35'56"W (46.6588100, -68.5988900). It has 4 neighbors: Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Somerset County and Washington County.

Aroostook County map

The largest city of Aroostook County is Presque Isle with a population of 8,950. Other cities include, Caribou population 7,622, Fort Fairfield population 3,278, Mars Hill population 1,461 and Hodgdon population 1,267. See all Aroostook County cities & populated places.

Weather

Aroostook County forecast: Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. more

Aroostook County Quick Facts

Population : 66,804 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Maine (United States)
Area : 17686 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.3%
Land as percent of area : 97.7%
Altitude : 659 feet / 201 meters
Capital : Houlton
Establishment : March 03, 1839
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:56:57 (27th October 2021)
Density : 4 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.58% (2010-2020)
Weather : 50℉ Partly Sunny 7-days weather

Aroostook County has 4 neighbours.

  • Littleton
  • Island Falls
  • New Sweden
  • Fort Kent
  • Crystal
  • Bancroft
  • Eagle Lake
  • Amity
  • Washburn
  • Connor
  • St. Agatha
  • Westmanland
  • New Limerick
  • Westfield
  • Easton
  • Reed Plantation, Maine
  • Nashville Plantation, Maine
  • Haynesville
  • Perham
  • Blaine
  • Masardis
  • Oxbow
  • Caribou
  • South Aroostook, Maine
  • Wallagrass
  • Cary Plantation, Maine
  • Woodland
  • Fort Fairfield
  • Ashland
  • Van Buren
  • Hamlin
  • Presque Isle
  • Orient
  • Chapman
  • Hodgdon
  • Limestone
  • Weston
  • Northwest Aroostook
  • Macwahoc Plantation, Maine
  • Square Lake
  • Oakfield
  • Caswell
  • Central Aroostook, Maine
  • Saint John Plantation
  • Merrill
  • Hammond
  • Stockholm
  • New Canada
  • Monticello
  • Grand Isle
  • Cyr Plantation
  • Mars Hill
  • Mapleton
  • Sherman
  • Penobscot Indian Island Reservation
  • Castle Hill
  • Smyrna
  • Frenchville
  • Glenwood Plantation, Maine
  • Linneus
  • Houlton
  • Garfield Plantation
  • Dyer Brook
  • St. Francis
  • Wade
  • Bridgewater
  • Winterville Plantation, Maine
  • Allagash
  • Moro Plantation, Maine
  • Portage Lake
  • Madawaska
  • Hersey
  • Ludlow (Maine)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Aroostook County decreased by 7.58% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 71,870 - census
2011 71,388 -0.68% estimation process
2012 70,767 -0.88% estimation process
2013 70,064 -1% estimation process
2014 69,520 -0.78% estimation process
2015 68,818 -1.02% estimation process
2016 68,243 -0.84% estimation process
2017 67,609 -0.94% estimation process
2018 67,318 -0.43% estimation process
2019 67,055 -0.39% estimation process
2020 66,804 -0.38% estimation process

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People born in Aroostook County (3)

People born in Aroostook County, including Canadian writer Jacques P. Ouellet, politician Carol Weston, Ormandel Smith, you can see a list of people who born in Aroostook County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Aroostook County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Aroostook County.

City Name Population Title
Presque Isle 8,950 City in Maine, United States
Caribou 7,622 City in Maine
Houlton 5,766 Town in Maine, USA
Fort Kent 3,805 Town in Maine, USA
Madawaska 3,715 Town in Maine, United States
Fort Fairfield 3,278 City in Aroostook County, Maine, United States of America
Limestone 2,164 Town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States
Van Buren 1,983 Town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States
Mapleton 1,824 Main settlement in the town of the same name in Aroostook County, Maine, United States
Washburn 1,533 Town in Maine
Mars Hill 1,461 Human settlement in United States of America
Hodgdon 1,267 City in Aroostook County, Maine, United States of America
Ashland 1,214 Town of the United States
Easton 1,177 Town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States
Frenchville 1,031 Town in Maine, United States
Littleton 982 Town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States

Maine Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
City of Portland 653,115 City in Oregon, USA
Cumberland County 298,111 County in Maine, United States
York County 209,066 County in Maine, United States
Penobscot County 151,655 County in Maine, United States of America
Kennebec County 122,955 County in Maine, United States
Androscoggin County 108,547 County in Maine, United States
Portland 66,803 County seat of Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Oxford County 58,132 County in Maine, United States
Hancock County 55,088 County in Maine, United States
Somerset County 50,635 County in Maine, United States
Knox County 39,951 County in Maine, United States
Waldo County 39,923 County in Maine, United States
Lewiston 36,226 City in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States
Sagadahoc County 36,044 County in Maine, United States
Lincoln County 34,775 County in Maine, United States
Bangor 31,998 City in Penobscot County, Maine, USA