Introduction to Cumberland, Maine

Cumberland, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 10 miles N of Portland, Maine and 108 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Portland metro area, Cumberland is home to some 7,159 residents.

Cumberland History

Cumberland was originally a part of North Yarmouth. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1821. Ephraim Sturdivant named the town in the honor of the Duke of Cumberland. The town is home to the Cumberland Fair, which was first held in 1868 and is today one of the largest agricultural fairs in the state.

Cumberland and nearby Attractions

  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
  • Portland Public Market
  • Center for Maine History
  • Maine Historical Society and Museum
  • Maine Wildlife Park
  • Children's Museum of Maine

Things To Do In Cumberland

While in Cumberland, one can enjoy golf at the Great Chebeague Golf Club and the Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center. The town also offers easy access to the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Portland Public Market and the Children's Museum of Maine. One can also view wildlife at the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Maine Wildlife Park.

Cumberland Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Cumberland Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine is nearby. One can also pursue higher education from Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Maine at Augusta and the University of New England-University Campus.


Total Population 7,338
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,724
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.4%
Median Earnings25+ $59,508
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,375


Median Family Income $122,465
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 17.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,111
Median House Value $350,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 25%
Irish 20.5%

Cumberland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04021
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.81
Longitude -70.26

Cumberland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.2 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 25 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
Durham 3,879 $79,398
Falmouth 2,179 $115,938
Gray 1,139 $27,473
North Yarmouth 3,625 $90,625
Pownal 1,513 $80,682
Yarmouth 5,645 $95,455

Cumberland Public Libraries

Cumberland - Prince Memorial Library
Cumberland, Maine
(207) 829-2215
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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