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Overview

Introduction to Biddeford, Maine

Biddeford, Maine, in York county, is 15 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 84 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city has a population of 20,942.

Biddeford History

Originally, the Abenaki Indian's Sokokis tribe fished and hunted in this area. Biddeford included both sides of the Saco River in 1653 and was incorporated as the independent town of Saco by the Massachusetts General Court. The town came to be known as Biddeford in 1718 and was incorporated as a city in 1855.

Biddeford and nearby Attractions

  • Biddeford Shopping Center
  • Hills Beach
  • Clifford Park
  • Saco Museum

Things To Do In Biddeford

The Five Points Shopping Center and the Biddeford Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Parks like the Clifford Park and the Saint Louis Field come with various recreational facilities. One can also plan a day trip to the Saco Museum. Freddy Beach, Fortunes Rocks Beach and the Hills Beach are popular destinations and attract a number of tourists. Each June, the La Kermesse Festival is hosted by the city.

Biddeford Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Biddeford Higher Education

The University of New England-University Campus is located in the city. Other institutes offering higher educational facilities include Northern Essex Community College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 21,289
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,206
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,398

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,701
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $867
Median House Value $207,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.2%
Irish 17.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Biddeford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 04005
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04007
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.492
Longitude -70.453

Biddeford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station SANFORD 2 NNW
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arundel 4,127 $78,750
Dayton 1,973 $83,571
Kennebunk 5,621 $86,402
Old Orchard Beach 8,697 $55,108
Saco 18,874 $71,102
Scarborough 4,601 $76,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Biddeford Public Libraries

Library
Biddeford - Mcarthur Public Library
270 MAIN STREET
Biddeford, Maine
(207) 284-4181
Library Web Site

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Biddeford Hospitals

SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(207) 283-7000
Emergency Service: No

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20 MAPLEWOOD AVENUE
207-282-1596
Serves 965 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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207-282-1501
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