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Presque Isle, Maine

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Presque Isle is a city located in Aroostook County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,511. The city is home to the Northern Maine Regional Airport.

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History

Preque Isle was the take off point for the Double Eagle II, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman. It became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands 17 August 1978 in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Maine.

Geography

Presque Isle is located at 46°40'46" North, 68°0'8" West (46.679321, -68.002166)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 200.9 km² (77.6 mi²). 196.2 km² (75.8 mi²) of it is land and 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.32% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 9,511 people, 3,963 households, and 2,464 families residing in the city. The population density is 48.5/km² (125.6/mi²). There are 4,405 housing units at an average density of 22.5/km² (58.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.13% White, 0.36% African American, 2.26% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,963 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 31.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,325, and the median income for a family is $37,090. Males have a median income of $27,510 versus $19,785 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,712. 14.5% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.1% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Caribou | Ellsworth | Houlton | Kittery | Lewiston | Millinocket | Old Orchard Beach | Old Town | Orono | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Rumford | Saco | Sanford | South Portland | Topsham | Waterville | Westbrook

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