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Overview

Introduction to Rumford, Maine

Rumford, Maine, in Oxford county, is 63 miles N of Portland, Maine and 154 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,472.

Rumford History

Rumford was originally known as New Pennacook Plantation. The land was granted to Timothy Walker, Jr. and to the associates of Concord, New Hampshire in 1779. Jonathan Keyes and his son Francis were the first settlers in the area. It was incorporated in 1800 as Rumford. The town was named after Sir Benjamin Thompson, the Count of Rumford.

Rumfordand nearby Attractions

  • Rumford Area Historical Museum
  • Webb Beach
  • Bryant Pond Telephone Museum
  • Stony Brook Recreation
  • Mount Blue State Park
  • Washburn - Norlands Living History Center

Things To Do In Rumford

Rumford offers a number of recreational facilities. One can visit the Rumford Area Historical Museum. Visitors may also plan a trip to the Pennacook Falls. The Mount Blue State Park and Webb Beach are also worth taking a look around.

Rumford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Portland International Airport.

Rumford Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Southern Maine.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,111
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+1,334
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married31.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$19,286
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$14,747

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,780
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone45.7%
Median Gross Rent$558
Median House Value$74,000

Ancestry

French Except Basque23.4%
English18.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.9%
Irish12.1%
Italian8.1%
Canadian7.7%
Scottish5.1%
German3.5%
Lithuanian1.2%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
African0.1%
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Rumford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oxford County
Standard Zip Codes4276
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.54
Approximate Longitude-70.56

Rumford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRUMFORD 1 SSE
Distance1.7 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
StationMIDDLE DAM
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp0 to 23 F
Apr Temp27 to 47 F
Jul Temp53 to 76 F
Oct Temp32 to 53 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationRANGELEY
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 22 F
Apr Temp25 to 47 F
Jul Temp52 to 76 F
Oct Temp31 to 53 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover591$49,000
Dixfield1,051$41,250
Hanover185$71,094
Mexico1,589$38,958
Peru1,232$56,875
Roxbury289$61,719

Rumford Public Libraries

Rumford Public Library
56 RUMFORD AVE.
Rumford, Maine
(207) 364-3661

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Rumford Hospitals

Rumford Hospital
(Non-profit)
420 Franklin Street
(207) 364-4581

Rumford Public Schools

Rumford Elementary
121 Lincoln Avenue
ZIP: 4276
(207) 364-8155
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Mountain Valley High School
799 Hancock Street
ZIP: 4276
(207) 364-4547
High
Total Enrollment 403

Rumford Private Schools

Holy Savior School
115 Maine Ave
ZIP: 4276
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
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