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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,571
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+4,128
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.9%
Median Earnings25+$59,657
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,729

Wealth

Median Family Income$129,116
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$960
Median House Value$355,000

Ancestry

English23.7%
Irish21%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
German11.2%
Italian9.4%
French Except Basque9.3%
Scottish6.2%
Canadian5.5%
Swedish5.1%
Polish3.1%
Norwegian2.7%
Russian2.3%
Lithuanian1.5%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Portuguese0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.2%
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Cumberland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4021
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.8
Approximate Longitude-70.25

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)

StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance11.2 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
StationLEWISTON
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp3 to 28 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Durham3,918$84,667
Falmouth2,018$140,966
Gray1,317$0
North Yarmouth3,700$113,333
Pownal1,737$86,442
Yarmouth5,709$100,071

Cumberland Public Libraries

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

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