• Piscataquis County is Maine’s least populous county and is located in central Maine, containing seventeen towns, two organized plantations, and twenty-eight unorganized townships.

    • Total Area: 4,377 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 17,535

    • Population Density: 4 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Penquis – District 6

Priority Metric for Primary Outcome State Rate
County Rate
Increase Childhood Immunizations % 19-35 month olds up-to-date (i.e.received all doses) for a series of seven immunizations (Oct 2015) 76% 62%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20%   22% 
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29%  36%
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees 59 (58-60) 60 (51-69)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195 222
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 206
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 11.5
  • 2017 County Health Rankings - Piscataquis
  • 2017 Maine Kids Count Data Book
  • 2017 vs. 2014 County Health Ranking - Piscataquis
  • 2017 vs. 2014 County Health Ranking - Sagadahoc
  • Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
  • County Health Rankings - Visit Website

    Look up your county's rankings, learn about our methods, and download the data you need. This ranking tool is used as a benchmark for MaineHealth's Health Index.

  • Health Index Report - 2014
  • Health Index Report - 2015
  • Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey--See 2009-2015 Reports!

    The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) is the result of collaboration Maine Center for Disease Control and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Department of Education. Its purpose is to quantify the health of Kindergarten and Grade 3 students through parent interviews, and the health-related behaviors and attitudes of 5th through 12th graders by direct student survey.