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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Caribou is a town in Maine with a population of 7,749. Caribou is in Aroostook County. Living in Caribou offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Caribou and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$597
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Caribou Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,285.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Caribou

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,168
National
$55,322

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Caribou Reviews

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Caribou is the Most Northeastern State in the United States. Located within minutes of the Canadian Border. The country side is stunning in all seasons. Watch out you might see a stray Moose, Deer or Bear roaming the quiet streets. The community comes out in large groups to show their support for local sporting events and public events.
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Caribou is a good town, they need educated peoples to embrace the new administration and provide jobs in the area. With our duly elect of 2017 we may just accomplish this goal. There is much attention giving way to this and all eyes are anxiously waiting to see the results of their choice. Our town is excited as anyone can observe in a canter about the city. Farmers mostly, with a desire to see new things, with online educations anything is possible and we can reach anyone with a desire to learn. New technologies in the coming years too will bring exciting changes not only with food but also with us as well increasing the quality of life. Thank you for this opportunity to write, Kurt
I like the town that I live in. It's comfortable and my son is here, so I am too. I see greater things for our lives, hence me trying to get money to pay for school to improve our lives.