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Overview

Introduction to Falmouth, Maine

Falmouth, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 4 miles N of Portland, Maine and 103 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Portland area. There are 10,310 residents in Falmouth.

Falmouth History

Falmouth was first settled in by Europeans in the 1630s. It was recognized as a town in 1658. Falmouth was incorporated on November 12, 1718. The town was named for Falmouth, England. A trading post and palisaded fort were established in the area in 1700. A conference was held in the fort between Governor Joseph Dudley and the representatives of the Abenaki tribes on June 20, 1703. Fishing and farming became the principal trades of the town in around 1859. It adopted a council-manager charter in 1961.

Falmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Mackworth Island
  • Gilsland Farm
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Portland Public Market
  • Maine Historical Society and Museum
  • Portland Museum of Art

Things To Do In Falmouth

The Falmouth Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the Portland Country Club. One can also visit the Gilsland Farm from Falmouth.

Falmouth Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Falmouth Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine is very close to the town. Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus also offer opportunities for higher education to the residents of Falmouth.

People

Total Population 2,051
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,113
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $128,036
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,317
Median House Value $356,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0.7%
English 23.6%
Irish 37.7%

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

Falmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04105
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.729
Longitude -70.242

Falmouth 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 6.2 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 BRUNSWICK
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station LEWISTON
Distance 25.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cumberland 7,454 $123,611
Long Island 229 $60,938
Portland 66,490 $66,831
South Portland 25,304 $67,051
Westbrook 17,754 $59,219
Yarmouth 5,628 $97,296

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

Falmouth Public Libraries

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Falmouth Memorial Library
5 LUNT ROAD
Falmouth, Maine
(207) 781-2351
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Falmouth High Schools

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FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
74 WOODVILLE ROAD
207-781-7429
Serves 602 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

GOVERNOR BAXTER SCHOOL FOR THE DEA
MACKWORTH ISLAND
207-781-3165
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.

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