Piscataquis County is located in north-central Maine. The County Seat is Dover-Foxcroft and the largest city is Dover-Foxcroft. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.piscataquis.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,026 and the 2010 census population was 17,535. The land area is 3,960.86 square miles and there are 4.4 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 87.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,000, there are 7,769 households, an average of 2.20 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,818, the median household income is $36,646, and 18.5% of the persons in Piscataquis County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,957. Retail sales (in $1000) were $196,521, and sales per capita were $11,440. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23%.
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