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Overview

Introduction to Westbrook, Maine

Westbrook, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 5 miles W of Portland, Maine and 97 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Portland metropolitan area with.

Westbrook History

Westbrook was originally known as Saccarappa and was named after the Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River. It was incorporated as Stroudwater in 1814. It was renamed Westbrook in honor of Colonel Thomas Westbrook, who was a commander in Dummer’s War. Westbrook was incorporated as a city in 1891.

Westbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Bradles Plaza Shopping Center
  • Cumberland Mills Historic District
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • River Meadow Golf Course
  • Smiling Hill Farm

Things To Do In Westbrook

Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Bradles Plaza Shopping Center. The River Meadow Golf Course is popular among local golfers. The Cumberland Mills Historic District offers a number of recreational facilities. Every year the Westbrook Art Festival is held in the city.

Westbrook Transportation

Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Westbrook Higher Education

Institutes offering higher education to the residents of the city include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus.

People

Total Population 17,754
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,724
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,264
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,262

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,219
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $194,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 19.9%
Irish 21.8%

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

Westbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04092
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04098
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.676
Longitude -70.371

Westbrook 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 PORTLAND INTL AP
Distance 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 KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 23.7 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
Falmouth 2,051 $128,036
Gorham 6,445 $78,813
Portland 66,490 $66,831
Scarborough 4,601 $76,500
South Portland 25,304 $67,051
Windham 17,459 $76,880

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

Westbrook Public Libraries

Library
Westbrook - Walker Memorial Library
800 MAIN STREET
Westbrook, Maine
(207) 854-0630
Westbrook - Warren Memorial Library
479 MAIN STREET
Westbrook, Maine
(207) 854-5891

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Westbrook High Schools

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WESTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL
125 STROUDWATER STREET
207-854-0810
Serves 839 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

WESTBROOK REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CTR
125 STROUDWATER STREET
207-854-0820
A Vocational School

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