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Overview

Introduction to Gray, Maine

Gray, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 16 miles N of Portland, Maine and 111 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Portland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,820 people lived in Gray.

Gray History

The area now covered by the Town of Gray was granted to a group from Boston on March 27, 1736. The township was laid out in 1737 and the first settlers arrived in 1738. In was named New Boston in 1756 and was incorporated as Gray on June 19, 1778. The town was named after a landowner named Thomas Gray.

Gray and nearby Attractions

  • Crystal Lake
  • Gray Plaza Shopping Center
  • Libby Hill Forest Recreation Area
  • Maine Wildlife Park
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Eagle Island State Historic Site

Things To Do In Gray

Gray offers easy access to several museums and historic sites such as the Victoria Mansion, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Children's Museum of Maine and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Bradbury Mountain State Park provide a number of recreational facilities. One can enjoy shopping at the Gray Plaza Shopping Center. Facilities for fishing and boating are offered by the Little Sebago Lake and Crystal Lake.

Gray Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Gray Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and Saint Joseph’s College are the centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 1,225
Male Share of the Population 57.1%
Female Share of the Population 42.9%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 362
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 67.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $0
% Above Poverty Level 50%
% Below Poverty Level 50%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $1,224
Median House Value $224,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
US/American 0%
English 18%
Irish 14.5%

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

Gray Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04039
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.885
Longitude -70.332

Gray 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 LEWISTON
Distance 15.9 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
Station BRUNSWICK
Distance 19.9 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 EAST HIRAM
Distance 20.8 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
Cumberland 7,454 $123,611
New Gloucester 5,619 $72,454
North Yarmouth 3,661 $91,786
Pownal 1,583 $80,139
Raymond 4,482 $84,757
Yarmouth 5,628 $97,296

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

Gray Public Libraries

Library
Gray Public Library
5 HANCOCK STREET
Gray, Maine
(207) 657-4110
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Gray High Schools

GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL
10 LIBBY HILL ROAD
207-657-3323
Serves 702 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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