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Overview

Introduction to Standish, Maine

Standish, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 15 miles W of Portland, Maine and 98 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Portland metropolitan area. Standish has a population of 9,285.

Standish History

The Sokokis Abenaki Indians used the area now covered by the Town of Standish as their hunting and fishing ground. The land was granted to Captain Humphrey Hobbs and Captain Moses Pearson in 1750. The town was incorporated on November 30, 1785. It was named after Captain Myles Standish, the pioneer of Plymouth Colony. The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad first entered the region in 1870 and helped Standish become a popular recreational area.

Standish and nearby Attractions

  • Daniel Marrett House
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Funtown USA - Splashtown
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Crescent Beach State Park

Things To Do In Standish

While in Standish, one can visit the Steep Falls Wildlife Management Area. The town also offers easy access to the Children's Museum of Maine, the Willowbrook Museum Village, the Portland Harbor Museum, the Two Lights State Park and Ferry Beach State Park. The Daniel Marrett House Museum and the Kathleen and Daniel Wellehan Library are also worth visiting. Golfers can enjoy their leisure hours at the Frye Island Golf Course.

Standish Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Standish Higher Education

Saint Joseph’s College is located in the town. The University of Southern Maine and the University of New England-University Campus are also close by.

People

Total Population 393
Male Share of the Population 65.9%
Female Share of the Population 34.1%
Senior Citizens 53.9%
Employed Population 16+ 118
Age of the Population 71

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,020
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,546

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,333
% Above Poverty Level 76.6%
% Below Poverty Level 23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 0 minutes
% Working from Home 32.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 45.1%
Median Gross Rent $885
Median House Value $258,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
US/American 0%
English 43%
Irish 9.7%

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

Standish Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04084
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.735
Longitude -70.552

Standish 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 WEST BUXTON 2 NNW
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station PORTLAND INTL AP
Distance 14 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 EAST HIRAM
Distance 14.2 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
Buxton 8,106 $81,944
Gorham 6,445 $78,813
Limington 3,734 $69,389
Raymond 4,482 $84,757
Sebago 1,651 $53,704
Windham 17,459 $76,880

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

Standish Public Libraries

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Standish - Richville Library
743 RICHVILLE ROAD
Standish, Maine
(207) 642-4698

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Standish High Schools

BONNY EAGLE HIGH SCHOOL
700 SACO ROAD
207-929-3840
Serves 1,243 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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