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Overview

Introduction to Windham, Maine

Windham, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 11 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 102 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Portland metropolitan area.

Windham History

The township of Windham was granted to Joseph Blaney, Abraham Howard and fifty eight other men in the early 18th century. Most of the early inhabitants of this area were farmers, as the loamy soil created good land for farming. Windham was incorporated in 1762 and named after Wymondham in Norfolk, England.

Windham and nearby Attractions

  • Wadsworth-Longfellow House
  • Maine Historical Society and Museum
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Portland Head Light
  • Ferry Beach State Park

Things To Do In Windham

The North Windham Shopping Center and the Windham Mall are the local shopping destination. The Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Fifth Regiment Center, the Portland Head Light, the Shaker Museum and the Children's Museum of Maine are all accessible from Windham. The Sebago Lake State Park and the Bradbury Mountain State Park are nearby as well. Windham hosts the Summerfest every year.

Windham Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Windham Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.

People

Total Population 17,459
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,493
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,880
% Above Poverty Level 93%
% Below Poverty Level 7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $987
Median House Value $222,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 17.4%
Irish 21.3%

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

Windham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 102 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04062
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04082
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.77
Longitude -70.43

Windham 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 10.5 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 10.5 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 17.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Windham (04082)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cumberland 7,454 $123,611
Gorham 6,445 $78,813
Raymond 4,482 $84,757
Sebago 1,651 $53,704
Standish 393 $40,333
Westbrook 17,754 $59,219

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

Windham Public Libraries

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Windham Public Library
217 WINDHAM CENTER ROAD
Windham, Maine
(207) 892-1908
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Windham High Schools

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WINDHAM HIGH SCHOOL
406 GRAY ROAD
207-892-1810
Serves 885 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

WINDHAM REAL SCHOOL
55 HIGH STREET
207-892-4462
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

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