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Overview

Introduction to Presque Isle, Maine

Presque Isle, Maine is 235 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 334 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Aroostook County. The population of the city is 9,511.

Presque Isle History

Presque Isle was originally known as Fairbanks. The city was founded by Dennis Fairbanks and was first settled in by Europeans in 1828. It was incorporated on April 4, 1859, when it adopted its current name. The city derived its name from a French term meaning "peninsula." The city became largely dependent on agriculture in the late 19th century. The New Brunswick Railroad first entered the city in 1881. It annexed the town of Maysville in 1883. The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad first arrived in the city in 1895. Presque Isle was reincorporated as a city on January 1, 1940.

Presque Isle and nearby Attractions

  • Northern Maine Museum of Science
  • Aroostook State Park
  • Big Rock Mountain
  • Aroostook Agricultural Museum
  • Aroostook State Park
  • Fort Kent State Historic Site

Things To Do In Presque Isle

While in Presque Isle, one can visit the Bicentennial Park, Aroostook State Park, Peace Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Aroostook State Park. The Arnold Brook Lake Recreation Area is also a popular tourist destination. One can also visit the Northern Maine Museum of Science or the Nylander Museum while in Preaque Isle as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Presque Isle Country Club.

Presque Isle Transportation

Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle is the nearest airport.

Presque Isle Higher Education

The University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Technical College are located in the city.

People

Total Population 9,494
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,671
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $28,130
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,477

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,791
% Above Poverty Level 79.3%
% Below Poverty Level 20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.7%
Median Gross Rent $624
Median House Value $99,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 22.1%
Irish 16.1%

Presque Isle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 235 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 334 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Aroostook
Standard Zip Codes 04769
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.681
Longitude -68.016

Presque Isle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PRESQUE ISLE
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 29 to 48 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station CARIBOU MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 29 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 34 to 51 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station VAN BUREN 2
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 19 F
Apr Temp 27 to 46 F
Jul Temp 54 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 52 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castle Hill 432 $52,969
Chapman 427 $61,563
Easton 1,198 $52,159
Mapleton 738 $49,688
Washburn 1,015 $51,250
Westfield 687 $47,188

Presque Isle Public Libraries

Library
Presque Isle - Turner Memorial Library
39 SECOND STREET
Presque Isle, Maine
(207) 764-2571
Library Web Site

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Presque Isle Hospitals

AROOSTOOK MEDICAL CENTER,THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
140 ACADEMY ST
(207) 768-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Presque Isle High Schools

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PRESQUE ISLE HIGH SCHOOL
16 GRIFFIN STREET
207-764-0121
Serves 638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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25 NORTHERN ROAD
207-768-3386
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

PRESQUE ISLE REGIONAL TECH CTR
79 BLAKE ST STE 3
207-764-1356
A Vocational School

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