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.



Total Population1,225
Male Share of the Population57.1%
Female Share of the Population42.9%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population30


% of people married67.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$0
% Above Poverty Level50%
% Below Poverty Level50%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$1,224
Median House Value$224,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
French Except Basque8.7%
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Gray Almanac

Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City111 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland County
Metro AreaPortland
Standard Zip Codes4039
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Gray Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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
New Gloucester5,619$72,454
North Yarmouth3,661$91,786

Gray Public Libraries

Gray Public Library
5 HANCOCK STREET GRAY (43.885088, -70.327655)
Gray, Maine
(207) 657-4110

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Gray Public Schools

Gray-new Gloucester High School
10 Libby Hill Rd
(207) 657-3323
Total Enrollment 556
Russell School
8 Gray Park
(207) 657-4929
Total Enrollment 299
Gray-new Gloucester Middle School
31 Libby Hill Rd
(207) 657-4994
Total Enrollment 634
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