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Overview

Introduction to Harpswell, Maine

Harpswell, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 18 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 115 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Portland area.

Harpswell History

Originally the town of Harpswell was inhabited by Native Americans. They called the area Merriconeag. The town was incorporated in 1758 by the Massachusetts General Court and was named after Harpswell, England. The town prospered as industries like farming, fishing and shipbuilding developed.

Harpswell and nearby Attractions

  • Maine Maritime Museum
  • Lobstermans Statue
  • Mackerel Cove Marina
  • Popham Beach State Park

Things To Do In Harpswell

Those interested in the area’s history may enjoy a trip to the Maine Maritime Museum and the Pejepscot Museum. The Popham Beach State Park is a popular recreational spot among residents.

Harpswell Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Harpswell Higher Education

Colleges and universities that can be attended from Harpswell include the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Farmington.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,842
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens34.2%
Employed Population 16+2,194
Age of the Population58

Families

% of people married67.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,951
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,917
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home12.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,031
Median House Value$390,200

Ancestry

English27.9%
Irish14.9%
French Except Basque13%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.5%
Scottish6.6%
Canadian5.8%
Italian5.2%
Polish4.6%
Swedish3.1%
US/American1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Russian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Latvian0.2%
German0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Harpswell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4079
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.8
Approximate Longitude-69.98

Harpswell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBRUNSWICK
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance21.1 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
StationLEWISTON
Distance23.5 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
Arrowsic397$91,667
Brunswick15,564$76,308
Freeport1,527$75,759
Phippsburg2,029$72,500
Topsham6,436$77,500
West Bath2,157$73,750

Harpswell Public Libraries

Cundy`s Harbor Library
935 CUNDY'S HARBOR ROAD
Harpswell, Maine
(207) 725-1461

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Harpswell Public Schools

Harpswell Coastal Academy
9 Ash Point Rd
ZIP: 4079
(207) 233-6125
Other
Total Enrollment 124
Harpswell Community School
308 Harpswell Islands Road
ZIP: 4079
(207) 729-5177
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
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