17.5% Poverty Rate in Aroostook County, Maine

Poverty Rate in Aroostook County, Maine

How does the Poverty Rate in Aroostook County, Maine compare to other counties in Maine?

Maine County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Aroostook County, Maine born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

17.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Aroostook County, Maine who were born citizens of the United States is 17.6%.

15.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Aroostook County, Maine who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 15.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Aroostook County, Maine born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Aroostook County, Maine who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 63,897 residents of Aroostook County, Maine who were born citizens of the United States, 11,224 (17.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 449 (15.4%) of 2,913 residents of Aroostook County, Maine who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Aroostook County, Maine

The Poverty Rate in Aroostook County is 17.5%.
Aroostook County is in Maine.
Maine Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Caribou 17.1%

7,709

Fort Fairfield 16.9%

1,769

Fort Kent 22.5%

2,005

Houlton 17.8%

4,437

Limestone 24.8%

999

Madawaska 6.5%

2,766

Presque Isle 23.2%

8,791

Van Buren 34.5%

1,593

Washburn 17.2%

1,096

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2018 Maine Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Maine in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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