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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Caribou is a town in Maine with a population of 7,827. 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
$89,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$651
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    52.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    170.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    748.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Caribou

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,927
National
$55,322

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Caribou Reviews

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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
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I've lived here my entire life and love it dearly. It is a beautiful town with very kind people always willing to lend a helping hand. There is much opportulity to get out in nature and enjoy the world around you, such as hiking, swimming, or taking a scenic drive.
The pride this little town has in itself is unparallel to other places. I wish this place was more open to change, however, and appreciated the Arts more.