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Overview

Introduction to Cumberland, Maine

Cumberland, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 10 miles N of Portland, Maine and 108 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Portland metro area.

Cumberland History

Cumberland was originally a part of North Yarmouth. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1821. Ephraim Sturdivant named the town in the honor of the Duke of Cumberland. The town is home to the Cumberland Fair, which was first held in 1868 and is today one of the largest agricultural fairs in the state.

Cumberland and nearby Attractions

  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
  • Portland Public Market
  • Center for Maine History
  • Maine Historical Society and Museum
  • Maine Wildlife Park
  • Children's Museum of Maine

Things To Do In Cumberland

While in Cumberland, one can enjoy golf at the Great Chebeague Golf Club and the Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center. The town also offers easy access to the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Portland Public Market and the Children's Museum of Maine. One can also view wildlife at the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Maine Wildlife Park.

Cumberland Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Cumberland Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine is nearby. One can also pursue higher education from Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Maine at Augusta and the University of New England-University Campus.

People

Total Population 7,454
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,827
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $123,611
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 16.8%
Median Gross Rent $872
Median House Value $349,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 22.9%
Irish 19%

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

Cumberland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04021
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.81
Longitude -70.26

Cumberland 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 11.2 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 LEWISTON
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 25 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
Durham 3,902 $79,453
Falmouth 2,051 $128,036
Gray 1,225 $0
North Yarmouth 3,661 $91,786
Pownal 1,583 $80,139
Yarmouth 5,628 $97,296

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

Cumberland Public Libraries

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Cumberland - Prince Memorial Library
266 MAIN STREET
Cumberland, Maine
(207) 829-2215
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Cumberland High Schools

GREELY HIGH SCHOOL
303 MAIN STREET
207-829-4805
Serves 663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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