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"Most northeastern city in the U.S."

Caribou is a city in Aroostook County.

The community was named after the animal, which was once abundant in northern Maine

The latitude of Caribou is 46.860N. The longitude is -68.012W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 449 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,308.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,485
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Caribou demographic reports
Caribou is on the Aroostook River, near the Canada border
Shipping point for area potato farmers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Sept. 16-17, 2007
  • Mid Sommars Festival - June 23-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Caribou web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Nylander Museum of Natural History, Caribou Historical Center & Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
There are no caribou around Caribou.
-- U.S. 1: America's Original Main Street
Andrew H. Malcolm

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Caribou demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Aroostook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04750 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Caribou residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Caribou ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Caribou was $16,061, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Caribou residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Caribou festival dates:

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Median rent in Caribou, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.


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Libraries in Caribou include Caribou Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Caribou workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Caribou include Crown Park Inn.

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“ There are no caribou around Caribou. ”
~ U.S. 1: America's Original Main Street
Andrew H. Malcolm

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