It’s our vision that Aroostook County in Northern Maine, specifically the central city of Presque Isle, becomes a progressive, attractive “go-to” place, not with growth that ruins it, but with planned growth that strengthens a progressive, forward thinking outlook for the community.
About Aroostook County, Maine
Aroostook County is the largest county in the state of Maine. There are a total of 16 counties within the state. The county is comprised of 6,828 square. Aroostook County is Maine's largest county by area, about the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
SIZE: 6,898 square miles, of which 6,671 square miles is land and 156 square miles is water.
COUNTY SEAT: Houlton
CITIES: Caribou, Presque Isle
TOWNS: Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Bancroft, Blaine, Bridgewater, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Perham, Portage Lake, Saint Agatha, Saint Francis, Sherman, Smyrna, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Washburn, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, and Woodland.
About Presque Isle, Maine
Presque Isle is known as the Star City of Aroostook County.
SIZE: It has a total area of 77.60 square miles, of which 75.76 square miles is land and 1.84 square miles is water.
POPULATION: 9,511 (According to the data provided by the City of PI)
The City of Presque Isle is located in the central portion of Aroostook County in Northern Maine. Presque Isle has evolved into a regional service center for commerce, business, education, healthcare, and recreation.
Situated 42 miles from Interstate 95, Presque Isle is accessed by U. S. Route 1, six state routes, rail and the Northern Maine Regional Airport. The airport provides for daily scheduled air service and general aviation services.
The City is home to two colleges: University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College. Kindergarten through grade twelve education is provided by the nationally recognized Maine School Administrative District (M.S.A.D.) #1.