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Overview

Introduction to Freeport, Maine

Freeport, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 15 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 114 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area.

Freeport History

Freeport was originally a part of North Yarmouth and was known as Harraseeket. Europeans first settled in the area in 1700. The town was incorporated as Freeport on February 14, 1789. The early economy of the area depended on woodworking, shipbuilding, farming, fishing and canning. The first railroad entered in the area in 1849. The Casco Castle and Amusement Park was established in the town in 1903.

Freeport and nearby Attractions

  • Pettengill Farm
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
  • King Way Mall Shopping Center
  • Pejepscot Museum
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Peary - MacMillan Arctic Museum

Things To Do In Freeport

You can visit the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park while in Freeport. The Pettengill Farm is also a popular tourist destination. The town also has a number of shopping centers including the Freeport Crossing Outlet Mall, Freeport Village Square Shopping Center, King Way Mall Shopping Center and the Freeport Outlet Shopping Center. The First Parish Congregational Church, First Baptist Church and Saint Jude’s Catholic Church are some of the local churches.

Freeport Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Freeport Higher Education

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

People

Total Population 1,507
Male Share of the Population 42.7%
Female Share of the Population 57.3%
Senior Citizens 27.3%
Employed Population 16+ 658
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,684
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.6%
Median Gross Rent $782
Median House Value $233,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 0%
English 24%
Irish 13.3%

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

Freeport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04032
Company Zip Codes 04033, 04034
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.856
Longitude -70.103

Freeport 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 BRUNSWICK
Distance 9 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
Station PORTLAND INTL AP
Distance 17.4 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 LEWISTON
Distance 17.7 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
Brunswick 15,453 $68,156
Durham 3,902 $79,453
North Yarmouth 3,661 $91,786
Pownal 1,583 $80,139
Topsham 6,483 $75,268
Yarmouth 5,628 $97,296

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

Freeport Public Libraries

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Freeport Community Library
10 LIBRARY DRIVE
Freeport, Maine
(207) 865-3307
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FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL
30 HOLBROOK STREET
207-865-4706
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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