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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Piscataquis County is located in Maine with a population of 16,960. In Piscataquis County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Piscataquis County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
16,960

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Piscataquis 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,268.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Piscataquis County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,797
National
$55,322

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