Introduction to Falmouth, Maine

Falmouth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 4 miles N of Portland, Maine and 103 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Portland area. There are 10,310 residents in Falmouth.

Falmouth History

Falmouth was first settled in by Europeans in the 1630s. It was recognized as a town in 1658. Falmouth was incorporated on November 12, 1718. The town was named for Falmouth, England. A trading post and palisaded fort were established in the area in 1700. A conference was held in the fort between Governor Joseph Dudley and the representatives of the Abenaki tribes on June 20, 1703. Fishing and farming became the principal trades of the town in around 1859. It adopted a council-manager charter in 1961.

Falmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Mackworth Island
  • Gilsland Farm
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Portland Public Market
  • Maine Historical Society and Museum
  • Portland Museum of Art

Things To Do In Falmouth

The Falmouth Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the Portland Country Club. One can also visit the Gilsland Farm from Falmouth.

Falmouth Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Falmouth Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine is very close to the town. Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus also offer opportunities for higher education to the residents of Falmouth.


Total Population 2,179
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 1,238
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 50.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,387
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,489


Median Family Income $115,938
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $341,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0.9%
English 25.8%
Irish 34.5%

Falmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04105
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.729
Longitude -70.242

Falmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.2 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 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 25.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cumberland 7,338 $122,465
Long Island 239 $60,625
Portland 66,317 $65,992
South Portland 25,154 $64,044
Westbrook 17,662 $61,567
Yarmouth 5,645 $95,455

Falmouth Public Libraries

Falmouth Memorial Library
Falmouth, Maine
(207) 781-2351
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