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 contains a population of approximately 16,142.

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.


Total Population 17,662
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,624
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,225
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,074


Median Family Income $61,567
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $871
Median House Value $196,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 20.1%
Irish 23.2%

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


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

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
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
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 2,179 $115,938
Gorham 6,596 $79,941
Portland 66,317 $65,992
Scarborough 4,931 $78,431
South Portland 25,154 $64,044
Windham 17,300 $75,997

Westbrook Public Libraries

Westbrook - Walker Memorial Library
Westbrook, Maine
(207) 854-0630
Westbrook - Warren Memorial Library
Westbrook, Maine
(207) 854-5891

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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