dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 7 miles SE of Portland, Maine and 94 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Portland metro area, Cape Elizabeth is home to some 9,068 residents.

Cape Elizabeth History

Cape Elizabeth was explored in 1615 by John Smith. King Charles I named the town after Elizabeth of Bohemia, his sister and the eldest daughter of King James I. The area was first settled in by Europeans in the 1630s. Cape Elizabeth was incorporated as a town on November 1, 1765. Prior to incorporation, the town was a part of present-day Portland.

Cape Elizabeth and nearby Attractions

  • Crescent Beach State Park
  • Fort Williams Park Museum at Portland Head Light
  • Two Lights State Park
  • Portland Public Market
  • Ferry Beach State Park
  • Cliff House Beach

Things To Do In Cape Elizabeth

While at Cape Elizabeth, one can visit the Crescent Beach State Park and the Two Lights State Park. The Crescent Beach and the Cliff House Beach offers a number of recreational facilities. One can enjoy shopping at the Pond Cove Shopping Center. Tourists can also visit the Children's Museum of Maine, the Palace Playland, Old Orchard Beach and Higgins Beach.

Cape Elizabeth Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Cape Elizabeth Higher Education

Thw University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 9,093
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,666
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,995
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $57,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,685

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,776
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,046
Median House Value $364,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 25.7%
Irish 28.9%

Cape Elizabeth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04107
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.563
Longitude -70.2

Cape Elizabeth 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 PORTLAND INTL AP
Distance 7.8 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
Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 19.9 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 EAST HIRAM
Distance 35.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cape Cottage (04107)

Cape Eliz (04107)

Pond Cove (04107)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Long Island 239 $60,625
Old Orchard Beach 8,679 $49,180
Portland 66,317 $65,992
Scarborough 4,931 $78,431
South Portland 25,154 $64,044
Westbrook 17,662 $61,567

Cape Elizabeth Public Libraries

Library
Cape Elizabeth - Thomas Memorial Library
6 SCOTT DYER ROAD
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
(207) 799-1720

library logo

More Information for Librarians

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Juvenile Justice
  • Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Study to Become an RN
  • Master of Science : Accounting - Finance Specialization
  • Kaplan University KHE
camnpus icon
South Portland
Visit School Site
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
  • MA Christian Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs
  • Bookkeeping
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • HVACR Technician
  • Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Cape Elizabeth High Schools

CAPE ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL
345 OCEAN HOUSE ROAD
207-799-3309
Serves 546 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

Study Online in Cape Elizabeth
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Historic Cape Elizabeth

photo

Portland harbor from Cape Cottage between 1900 and 1915

Select a photo to view (Source):

Portland harbor from Cape Cottage between 1900 and 1915

Portland Head Light and Cushing's Island between 1900 and 1906

Casino and grounds (Cape Cottage) c1904.

Additional Resources
Info for Cape Elizabeth Government Officials


Are you an official in the Cape Elizabeth government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104