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Overview

Introduction to Buxton, Maine

Buxton, Maine, in York county, is 13 miles W of Portland, Maine and 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area.

Buxton History

The permanent settlement in the area occurred in 1750. The land was conducive for farming. It was incorporated in 1772 and was named after Buxton, England by Rev. Paul Coffin.

Buxton and nearby Attractions

  • Salmon Falls East Historic District
  • Bonny Eagle Park
  • Old Town Hall
  • Saco Museum

Things To Do In Buxton

Parks such as the Salmon Falls East Historic District, Pleasant Point Park, Carroll Park and Bonny Eagle Park are complete with various recreation facilities. The Saco Museum is another notable place that is also visited by tourists and residents. Old Town Hall is a significant historical site in the town.

Buxton Transportation

Portland International Airport is the nearest airport.

Buxton Higher Education

Buxton’s residents have access to a number of colleges and universities, including Saint Josephs College, the University of New England-University Campus, the University of Southern Maine and Northern Essex Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,124
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+4,809
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.7%
Median Earnings25+$38,047
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,110

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,111
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$225,000

Ancestry

French Except Basque23.4%
English18.8%
Irish16.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
German8.9%
Italian7.1%
Scottish6.8%
Canadian4.8%
Polish3.4%
Welsh2.1%
Swedish1.4%
Arab1%
Moroccan1%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Danishn0.4%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Buxton Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes4093
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.64
Approximate Longitude-70.54

Buxton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST BUXTON 2 NNW
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biddeford21,341$54,589
Gorham6,331$82,245
Saco19,008$70,805
Standish457$40,809
Westbrook17,969$67,546
Windham17,640$77,380

Buxton Public Libraries

West Buxton Public Library Association
34 RIVER ROAD (S.R.112)
Buxton, Maine
(207) 727-5898

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Buxton Public Schools

Bonny Eagle Middle School
92 Sokokis Trail
ZIP: 4093
(207) 929-3833
Middle
Total Enrollment 880
Buxton Center Elementary School
912 Long Plains Road
ZIP: 4093
(207) 929-3836
Primary
Total Enrollment 566

Buxton Private Schools

Living Waters Christian School
197 Parker Farm Rd
ZIP: 4093
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Nfi Buxton - Beacon House
360 Long Plains Rd
ZIP: 4093
Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
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