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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Maine

Farmington, Maine, in Franklin county, is 70 miles N of Portland, Maine and 166 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Farmington History

Farmington was originally inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. The land was granted to William Tyng in 1703. At that time, it was known as the Sandy River Plantation or Plantation Number One. The first permanent settlers of the area arrived in 1781. A sawmill was constructed in the same year. Sandy River Plantation was officially incorporated as Farmington on February 1, 1794. In 1838, it became the county seat of the newly formed Franklin County. The Androscoggin Railroad first entered the town in 1859.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Union Meeting House
  • Red Schoolhouse Museum
  • Ski Museum of Maine
  • Mount Blue State Park
  • Webb Beach

Things To Do In Farmington

One can visit the Ski Museum of Maine, the Union Meeting House, the Red Schoolhouse Museum and the Titcomb House from Farmington. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Titcomb Mountain. Webb Beach is also a great place to spend leisure hours. The town hosts the Farmington Fair and Chester Greenwood Day every year.

Farmington Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Farmington Higher Education

The University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 3,795
Male Share of the Population 41.9%
Female Share of the Population 58.1%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,624
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 23.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,917
% Above Poverty Level 71.8%
% Below Poverty Level 28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 43.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 47.1%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $164,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 16.2%

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

Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 04938
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.67
Longitude -70.151

Farmington 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 FARMINGTON
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station MADISON
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station RUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chesterville 1,436 $44,338
Industry 945 $55,096
New Sharon 1,487 $57,266
New Vineyard 733 $50,938
Temple 652 $54,167
Wilton 2,036 $40,417

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

Farmington Public Libraries

Library
Farmington Public Library
117 ACADEMY STREET
Farmington, Maine
(207) 778-4312
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Farmington Hospitals

FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
111 FRANKLIN HEALTH COMMONS
(207) 778-6031
Emergency Service: Yes

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129 SEAMON ROAD
207-778-3561
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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173 SEAMON ROAD
207-778-3562
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