Caribou Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Caribou, ME
Caribou is the second largest city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States.
From Eaton Plantation and part of half-township H, Caribou was incorporated on April 5, 1859, as the town of Lyndon. In 1869, it annexed Eaton, Sheridan and Forestville plantations. On February 26 of that year its name was changed to Caribou, only to revert back to Lyndon on March 9. On February 8, 1877, Caribou was finally confirmed as the town's permanent name.
According to the US census, the city has a total area of 80.2 square miles, of which, 79.3 square miles of it is land and 0.9 square miles of it (1.11%) is water. Caribou is located on the northern bend of the Aroostook River before it heads southeast to join the St. John River just east of Fort Fairfield in New Brunswick.
As of the 2010 census, there were 8,189 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 3,517 households, and 2,324 families residing in the city. The population density was 104.8 people per square mile. There were 3,858 housing units at an average density of 48.7 per square mile.
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