About Us – County Quick Facts

*   Aroostook County Population: 67,105 – US Census Bureau Data 2020 – .https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/aroostookcountymaine
*   Population is 5.4% of the State’s total population – https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-counties/me/aroostook-county-population
*   Originally part of Washington and Penobscot Counties. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_County,_Maine
*   Aroostook is named for an Indian word meaning “beautiful river”. – https://visitaroostook.com/info/aroostook-facts#:~:text=%22Beautiful%20River%22%20is%20the%20meaning,for%20which%20Aroostook%20was%20named.&text=Aroostook%20is%20the%20northernmost%20county,the%20west%2C%20north%20and%20east.
*   Incorporated March 16, 1839.
*   Contains 2 cities, 53 towns, 9 plantations, and 112 unorganized townships – https://maineanencyclopedia.com/aroostook-county/
*   Density is 10.0 persons per square mile. – https://www.opendatanetwork.com/entity/0500000US23003/Aroostook_County_ME/geographic.population.density?year=2018
*   Area – 6,672 square miles (21.6% of the state’s area): 89% of the County’s area is forest, 1% lakes, ponds and rivers, 10% cultivated farmland. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_County,_Maine#Geography
*   Houlton is the Aroostook County seat, with offices in Caribou and Fort Kent. – https://www.aroostook.me.us/municipalities
*   Maine’s northernmost county bordered to the east, west and north by Canada.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_War
*   Aroostook County is larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aroostook_County,_Maine#Geography
*   Major crops: broccoli, potatoes, hay, small grain rotation crops – https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/Maine/cp23003.pdf
*   Site of two transatlantic balloon crossing launch sites – https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/62563
*   Aroostook County is home to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.  https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/water_activities/aww-river-conditions.shtml

Cultural and Historical Video about Aroostook County – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKMFdJkvD_E&feature=youtu.be

St. John Valley Cultural Byway (Including the Fish River Scenic Byway) – Click here for map
Aroostook County Broadband Community Guide – https://www.dropbox.com/s/c37tv09w5h02ydj/Aroostook%20County%20Report.pdf?dl=0

Aroostook County Tourism (ACT) Hisotry and Culture Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKMFdJkvD_E&feature=youtu.be

Bureau of Parks and Lands Fire Wood Transportation – Click here for details

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All Aroostook County Administrative Offices will be closed on the following dates:
July 4th-Independence Day; and July 5th-day after Independence Day.

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