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Overview

Introduction to Gray, Maine

Gray, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 16 miles N of Portland, Maine and 111 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Portland metropolitan area.

Gray History

The area now covered by the Town of Gray was granted to a group from Boston on March 27, 1736. The township was laid out in 1737 and the first settlers arrived in 1738. In was named New Boston in 1756 and was incorporated as Gray on June 19, 1778. The town was named after a landowner named Thomas Gray.

Gray and nearby Attractions

  • Crystal Lake
  • Gray Plaza Shopping Center
  • Libby Hill Forest Recreation Area
  • Maine Wildlife Park
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park
  • Eagle Island State Historic Site

Things To Do In Gray

Gray offers easy access to several museums and historic sites such as the Victoria Mansion, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Children's Museum of Maine and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Bradbury Mountain State Park provide a number of recreational facilities. One can enjoy shopping at the Gray Plaza Shopping Center. Facilities for fishing and boating are offered by the Little Sebago Lake and Crystal Lake.

Gray Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Gray Higher Education

The University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and Saint Joseph’s College are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population833
Male Share of the Population41.9%
Female Share of the Population58.1%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+490
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.5%
Median Earnings25+$44,722
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,292
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,049
Median House Value$223,600

Ancestry

Scottish31.1%
French Except Basque28.2%
English13.6%
Irish13%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)4.4%
Canadian4.4%
Polish2.6%
German2.3%
Welsh2.2%
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Gray Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4039
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.88
Approximate Longitude-70.33

Gray Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLEWISTON
Distance15.9 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
StationBRUNSWICK
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Yarmouth5,664$89,504

Gray Public Libraries

Gray Public Library
5 HANCOCK STREET
Gray, Maine
(207) 657-4110

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Gray Public Schools

Fiddlehead School Of Arts & Science
No Physical Location Available
ZIP: 4039
(207) 657-2244
Primary
Total Enrollment 79
Gray-new Gloucester High School
10 Libby Hill Road
ZIP: 4039
(207) 657-3323
High
Total Enrollment 517
Gray-new Gloucester Middle School
31 Libby Hill Road
ZIP: 4039
(207) 657-4994
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Russell School
8 Gray Park
ZIP: 4039
(207) 657-4929
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
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