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

The community of Bangor is the Seat for Penobscot County.

Penobscot County was founded in 1816.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Penobscot had a population of 149,419 people. This is an increase of 3.11% since the last Census (which gave a population of 144,919 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Penobscot represented 11.37% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 16 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010153,923+6.21%+3.01% since 2009
2009149,419+3.11%+0.1% since 2008
2008149,268+3%+0.45% since 2007
2000144,919The Last Census

More information can be found on the Penobscot County Census Page for Penobscot County.


Below are some of the communities located in Penobscot County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Penobscot County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bangor   31,45031,473  
Orono   10,1589,11211.48% increase  
Brewer   9,0508,9870.7% increase  
Old Town   7,7158,1305.1% decrease  
Hampden   6,9546,3279.91% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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