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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,298
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+4,296
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,491
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,372
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$646
Median House Value$102,600

Ancestry

English24.5%
French Except Basque20.1%
Irish18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.1%
German7.2%
Swedish6.3%
Scottish5.2%
Canadian5%
Italian3.1%
Danishn1.1%
Polish1%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Presque Isle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Aroostook County
Standard Zip Codes4769
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude46.68
Approximate Longitude-67.98

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)

StationPRESQUE ISLE
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp1 to 21 F
Apr Temp29 to 48 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp35 to 53 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationCARIBOU MUNICIPAL AP
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 19 F
Apr Temp29 to 47 F
Jul Temp55 to 76 F
Oct Temp34 to 51 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationVAN BUREN 2
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp-7 to 19 F
Apr Temp27 to 46 F
Jul Temp54 to 76 F
Oct Temp32 to 52 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Castle Hill356$49,250
Chapman494$64,545
Easton1,172$55,556
Mapleton742$49,063
Washburn1,050$50,625
Westfield658$44,609

Presque Isle Public Libraries

Mark And Emily Turner Memorial Library
39 SECOND STREET
Presque Isle, Maine
(207) 764-2571

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Presque Isle Hospitals

Aroostook Medical Center
(Non-profit)
140 Academy Street
(207) 768-4000

Presque Isle Public Schools

Eva Hoyt Zippel School
42 Griffin Street
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-8106
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Pine Street Elementary School
50 Pine Street
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-8104
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Presque Isle High School
16 Griffin Street
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-0121
High
Total Enrollment 559
Presque Isle Middle School
569 Skyway Street
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-4474
Middle
Total Enrollment 401
Presque Isle Reg Career & Tech Ctr
79 Blake St Ste 3
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-1356
Skyway Education Learning Center
1 Skyspot Lane
ZIP: 4769
(207) 764-1829

Presque Isle Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
112 Caribou Rd
ZIP: 4769
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Opportunity Training Center
25 Lombard St
ZIP: 4769
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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