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Overview

Introduction to Gorham, Maine

Gorham, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 9 miles W of Portland, Maine and 96 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Portland area. There are 14,141 residents in Gorham.

Gorham History

Gorham was originally called Narragansett Number 7. The land was granted to the soldiers who fought in the King Philip's War. Captain John Gorham established the first sawmill of the town in 1743. The town was incorporated as Gorham on October 30, 1764. The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad first entered the area on September 12, 1870.

Gorham and nearby Attractions

  • Baxter House Museum
  • Moose Brook State Park
  • Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Eagle Island State Historic Site
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Things To Do In Gorham

The South Street Historic District and Gorham Campus Historic District are popular local spots. The town also offers easy access to the Seashore Trolley Museum, the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Bradbury Mountain State Park and the Ferry Beach State Park.

Gorham Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Gorham Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Southern Maine.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,331
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+3,272
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$39,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,324

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,245
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$879
Median House Value$236,500

Ancestry

English21.8%
Irish19.9%
French Except Basque11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
Italian8.4%
Canadian6.7%
German6%
Scottish3.4%
Polish3.1%
Swedish2.3%
Haitian1.3%
West Indian1.3%
Lithuanian1%
Portuguese1%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Arab0.5%
US/American0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Gorham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4038
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.68
Approximate Longitude-70.44

Gorham 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
Distance7.5 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
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance20.8 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
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buxton8,124$80,111
Scarborough5,268$92,778
South Portland25,397$67,853
Standish457$40,809
Westbrook17,969$67,546
Windham17,640$77,380

Gorham Public Libraries

Baxter Memorial Library
71 SOUTH STREET
Gorham, Maine
(207) 222-1190
North Gorham Public Library
2 STANDISH NECK ROAD
Gorham, Maine
(207) 892-2575

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Gorham Public Schools

Gorham High School
41 Morrill Avenue
ZIP: 4038
(207) 222-1100
High
Total Enrollment 840
Gorham Middle School
106 Weeks Road
ZIP: 4038
(207) 222-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 641
Great Falls Elementary School
73 Justice Way
ZIP: 4038
(207) 222-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Narragansett Elementary School
284 Main Street
ZIP: 4038
(207) 222-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
Village Elementary School-gorham
12 Robie Street
ZIP: 4038
(207) 222-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
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