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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 4,214
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,549
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,827
% Above Poverty Level 69.9%
% Below Poverty Level 30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 43%
Median Gross Rent $514
Median House Value $77,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0%
English 15.8%
Irish 12.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station RUMFORD 1 SSE
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
Station MIDDLE DAM
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
Station RANGELEY
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 557 $40,833
Dixfield 1,039 $45,917
Hanover 172 $69,167
Mexico 1,574 $36,324
Peru 1,305 $53,864
Roxbury 313 $60,000

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

Rumford Public Libraries

Library
Rumford Public Library
56 RUMFORD AVENUE
Rumford, Maine
(207) 364-3661
Library Web Site

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Rumford High Schools

MOUNTAIN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
799 HANCOCK STREET
207-364-4547
Serves 582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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