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Welcome to Presque Isle ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Presque Isle has a population of 9,011 people<3> (see below for details).

Presque Isle was established in 1828.

The community of Presque Isle is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Presque Isle (for example, toward Perth - Andover (NB)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Presque Isle lies within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Presque Isle: 04769<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Presque Isle had an population of 9,011 people. This is a decrease of 7.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Presque Isle had a population of 9,692 people (which is 13.49% of the total population of Aroostook County). This makes Presque Isle the county's most populous community.

The population of Presque Isle represents 0.73% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,692 people, the population of Presque Isle increased 1.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,511 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Presque Isle.

Communities Also Named Presque Isle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Presque Isle - they are located in Louisiana, Michigan (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Presque Isle ...

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

  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Presque Isle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<7>
  • 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 northeast of Presque Isle
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Presque Isle
    • 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>
  • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Presque Isle
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Perth - Andover
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth - Andover
      • Perth - Andover lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Presque Isle
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Presque Isle
      • 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>
    • Mars Hill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Presque Isle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<7>
    • Pert Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pert Parish
      • Pert Parish lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Presque Isle
      • 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
    • Blaine [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Presque Isle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<7>
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Presque Isle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<7>

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 Presque Isle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Presque Isle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Presque Isle. 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 Presque Isle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Presque Isle. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Presque Isle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Presque Isle ...

Looking for more information about Presque Isle? 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 Presque Isle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Presque Isle.

Adding Presque Isle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Presque Isle 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 Presque Isle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Presque Isle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Presque Isle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Presque Isle - 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 Presque Isle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Presque Isle 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Presque Isle) 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 Presque Isle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Presque IsleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Presque Isle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6866, Longitude: -67.9869       In this case, the coordinates for Presque Isle 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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