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Penobscot Indian Island Reservation, Penobscot County, Maine

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Penobscot Indian Island Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Penobscot County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the Indian reservation had a total population of 562. A small, uninhabited part of the reservation is in Aroostook County.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the Indian reservation has a total area of 53.4 km² (20.6 mi²). 20.1 km² (7.8 mi²) of it is land and 33.3 km² (12.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 62.45% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 562 people, 214 households, and 157 families residing in the Indian reservation. The population density is 28.0/km² (72.5/mi²). There are 263 housing units at an average density of 13.1/km² (34.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the Indian reservation is 14.59% White, 0.00% African American, 84.88% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 214 households out of which 44.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% are married couples living together, 25.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the Indian reservation the population is spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the Indian reservation is $24,653, and the median income for a family is $24,000. Males have a median income of $34,500 versus $23,194 for females. The per capita income for the Indian reservation is $13,704. 22.7% of the population and 23.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.3% are under the age of 18 and 6.1% are 65 or older.

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