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Welcome to Caribou ...

The city of Caribou is located in Aroostook County<1>.

The location of Caribou has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Caribou has a population of 7,596 people<3> (see below for details).

Caribou was established in 1859.

The community of Caribou is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Caribou lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Caribou (for example, toward Plaster Rock (NB)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Caribou is within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Caribou: 04736<5>

Websites for Caribou ...

Official Website: www.cariboumaine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Caribou had an population of 7,596 people. This is a decrease of 7.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Caribou had a population of 8,189 people (or 11.39% of the total population of Aroostook County). This makes Caribou the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Caribou represents 0.62% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,189 people, the population of Caribou decreased 1.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,312 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Caribou.

Communities Also Named Caribou ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Caribou - they are located in California, Colorado, Manitoba, Minnesota, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Caribou.

Communities near Caribou ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Caribou.

  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Caribou
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<7>
  • Grand Falls
  • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Fairfield
    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Caribou
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<7>
  • Limestone [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Caribou
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Caribou
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
    • Perth - Andover
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth - Andover
      • Perth - Andover lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Caribou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth - Andover came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth - Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perth - Andover<7>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Caribou
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<7>
    • Pert Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pert Parish
      • Pert Parish lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Caribou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pert Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pert Parish
    • Grand Falls Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Parish
      • Grand Falls Parish lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Caribou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls Parish
    • Easton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Aroostook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Caribou
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Caribou. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Caribou.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Caribou. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Caribou.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Caribou. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Caribou.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Caribou ...

Looking for more information about Caribou? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Caribou, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Caribou.

Adding Caribou to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Caribou in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Caribou was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Caribou on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Caribou on our Genealogy Page.

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About Aroostook County

About Maine

The official website for Caribou: www.cariboumaine.org/

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Caribou.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Caribou - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Caribou). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Caribou or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Caribou) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Caribou. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CaribouOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caribou. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8661, Longitude: -67.9920       In this case, the coordinates for Caribou have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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