Penobscot County is located in north-central Maine. The County Seat is Bangor and the largest city is Bangor. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.penobscot-county.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 153,414 and the 2010 census population was 153,920. The land area is 3,397.36 square miles and there are 45.3 persons per square mile.
95.4% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 90.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $137,700, there are 62,608 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,895, the median household income is $43,734, and 17% of the persons in Penobscot County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 14,132. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,983,923, and sales per capita were $20,080. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24%.
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