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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,018
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens21.7%
Employed Population 16+1,081
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher73%
Median Earnings25+$46,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$13,571

Wealth

Median Family Income$140,966
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home14.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,393
Median House Value$373,100

Ancestry

Irish35.9%
English19.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
German8.6%
French Except Basque8.4%
Italian8.2%
Polish5.6%
Scottish4.4%
Dutch3.7%
Russian3.2%
Swedish2.5%
Welsh2.1%
Canadian2%
Austrian1.3%
Greek1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Arab0.9%
African0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Australian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
US/American0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
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Falmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4105
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.72
Approximate Longitude-70.24

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)

StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance6.2 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
StationBRUNSWICK
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance25.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cumberland7,571$129,116
Long Island207$72,000
Portland66,649$69,337
South Portland25,397$67,853
Westbrook17,969$67,546
Yarmouth5,709$100,071

Falmouth Public Libraries

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

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Falmouth Public Schools

Falmouth Elementary School
58 Woodville Road
ZIP: 4105
(207) 781-3988
Primary
Total Enrollment 925
Falmouth High School
74 Woodville Road
ZIP: 4105
(207) 781-7429
High
Total Enrollment 696
Falmouth Middle School
52 Woodville Road
ZIP: 4105
(207) 781-3740
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Governor Baxter School For The Deaf
One Mackworth Island
ZIP: 4105
(207) 781-3165
Primary

Falmouth Private Schools

Friends School Of Portland
1 Mackworth Island
ZIP: 4105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Pine Grove School
32 Foreside Rd
ZIP: 4105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Winfield Children's House
161 Field Rd
ZIP: 4105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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