Introduction to Buxton, Maine

Buxton, Maine, in York county, is 13 miles W of Portland, Maine and 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area. Buxton has a population of 7,452.

Buxton History

The permanent settlement in the area occurred in 1750. The land was conducive for farming. It was incorporated in 1772 and was named after Buxton, England by Rev. Paul Coffin.

Buxton and nearby Attractions

  • Salmon Falls East Historic District
  • Bonny Eagle Park
  • Old Town Hall
  • Saco Museum

Things To Do In Buxton

Parks such as the Salmon Falls East Historic District, Pleasant Point Park, Carroll Park and Bonny Eagle Park are complete with various recreation facilities. The Saco Museum is another notable place that is also visited by tourists and residents. Old Town Hall is a significant historical site in the town.

Buxton Transportation

Portland International Airport is the nearest airport.

Buxton Higher Education

Buxton’s residents have access to a number of colleges and universities, including Saint Josephs College, the University of New England-University Campus, the University of Southern Maine and Northern Essex Community College.


Total Population 8,079
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,612
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,957
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,316
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,734


Median Family Income $69,528
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,009
Median House Value $208,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0.1%
English 25.9%
Irish 18%

Buxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04093
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.637
Longitude -70.519

Buxton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 20.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Buxton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Buxton (04093)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Biddeford 21,303 $59,546
Gorham 6,596 $79,941
Saco 18,757 $70,985
Standish 340 $39,500
Westbrook 17,662 $61,567
Windham 17,300 $75,997

Buxton Public Libraries

Buxton - West Buxton Public Library
Buxton, Maine
(207) 727-5898

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