Introduction to Rumford, Maine

Rumford, Maine, in Oxford county, is 63 miles N of Portland, Maine and 154 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,472.

Rumford History

Rumford was originally known as New Pennacook Plantation. The land was granted to Timothy Walker, Jr. and to the associates of Concord, New Hampshire in 1779. Jonathan Keyes and his son Francis were the first settlers in the area. It was incorporated in 1800 as Rumford. The town was named after Sir Benjamin Thompson, the Count of Rumford.

Rumfordand nearby Attractions

  • Rumford Area Historical Museum
  • Webb Beach
  • Bryant Pond Telephone Museum
  • Stony Brook Recreation
  • Mount Blue State Park
  • Washburn - Norlands Living History Center

Things To Do In Rumford

Rumford offers a number of recreational facilities. One can visit the Rumford Area Historical Museum. Visitors may also plan a trip to the Pennacook Falls. The Mount Blue State Park and Webb Beach are also worth taking a look around.

Rumford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Portland International Airport.

Rumford Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Southern Maine.


Total Population 4,395
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 1,506
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $22,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,076


Median Family Income $35,743
% Above Poverty Level 70.7%
% Below Poverty Level 29.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.5%
Median Gross Rent $552
Median House Value $77,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 11%

Rumford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Oxford
Standard Zip Codes 04276
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.553
Longitude -70.551

Rumford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 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
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 25 to 47 F
Jul Temp 52 to 76 F
Oct Temp 31 to 53 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rumford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rumford Point (04276)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 519 $38,000
Dixfield 948 $44,550
Hanover 155 $66,250
Mexico 1,650 $36,411
Peru 1,339 $55,357
Roxbury 317 $60,000

Rumford Public Libraries

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(207) 364-3661
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