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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Maine

Farmington, Maine, in Franklin county, is 70 miles N of Portland, Maine and 166 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Farmington History

Farmington was originally inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. The land was granted to William Tyng in 1703. At that time, it was known as the Sandy River Plantation or Plantation Number One. The first permanent settlers of the area arrived in 1781. A sawmill was constructed in the same year. Sandy River Plantation was officially incorporated as Farmington on February 1, 1794. In 1838, it became the county seat of the newly formed Franklin County. The Androscoggin Railroad first entered the town in 1859.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Union Meeting House
  • Red Schoolhouse Museum
  • Ski Museum of Maine
  • Mount Blue State Park
  • Webb Beach

Things To Do In Farmington

One can visit the Ski Museum of Maine, the Union Meeting House, the Red Schoolhouse Museum and the Titcomb House from Farmington. Skiing can be enjoyed at the Titcomb Mountain. Webb Beach is also a great place to spend leisure hours. The town hosts the Farmington Fair and Chester Greenwood Day every year.

Farmington Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Farmington Higher Education

The University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,151
Male Share of the Population39.8%
Female Share of the Population60.2%
Senior Citizens23.4%
Employed Population 16+1,845
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married23.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.5%
Median Earnings25+$23,417
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,628
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,557

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,201
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work38.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone47%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$160,300

Ancestry

English14.1%
Irish12.6%
French Except Basque11.8%
German10.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Canadian8.9%
Italian4.3%
Polish3.3%
Swedish2.4%
Russian2%
Scottish1.9%
African1.7%
Somali1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
Norwegian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Greek0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
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Farmington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes4938
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.66
Approximate Longitude-70.14

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFARMINGTON
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp3 to 26 F
Apr Temp29 to 52 F
Jul Temp53 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationMADISON
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 51 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationRUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chesterville1,466$47,679
Industry889$54,688
New Sharon1,516$64,583
New Vineyard798$53,500
Temple636$61,375
Wilton2,090$48,938

Farmington Public Libraries

Farmington Public Library
117 ACADEMY STREET
Farmington, Maine
(207) 778-4312

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Farmington Hospitals

Franklin Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
111 Franklin Health
(207) 778-6031

Farmington Public Schools

Cascade Brook School
162 Learning Lane
ZIP: 4938
(207) 778-4821
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Foster Regional Applied Tech Ctr
173 Seamon Road
ZIP: 4938
(207) 778-3562
Mt Blue High School
129 Seamon Road
ZIP: 4938
(207) 778-3561
High
Total Enrollment 675
Mt Blue Middle School
269 Middle Street
ZIP: 4938
(207) 778-3511
Middle
Total Enrollment 509
W G Mallett School
116 Middle Street
ZIP: 4938
(207) 778-3529
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
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