Caribou has a total area of about 208 sq. kms. with at an elevation of about 450 ft. from the ground level. It is the second largest city of Aroostook County. With its humid continental climate most of the local inhabitants are primarily involved with agriculture and other related economic activities. Military vehicle refurbishment is a major industry in the region. There are also substantial scope for tourism and other related industries in this town. Stainless steel fabrication and software development are other areas of practice in the region. Some are also involved with the local education sector. Tourism is also an important economic activity.