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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Aroostook County is located in Maine with a population of 68,840. In Aroostook County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Aroostook County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
68,840

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$565
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Aroostook County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    143.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,081
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Aroostook County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,021
National
$55,322

Aroostook County Reviews

1 review
The town I live in is very small and everyone knows each other and outsiders are kind of left out. We are on the border of Canada the univserity is two towns over and has brought many diverse cultures together I am happy to live here to earn my degree
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