Introduction to Standish, Maine

Standish, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 15 miles W of Portland, Maine and 98 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Portland metropolitan area.

Standish History

The Sokokis Abenaki Indians used the area now covered by the Town of Standish as their hunting and fishing ground. The land was granted to Captain Humphrey Hobbs and Captain Moses Pearson in 1750. The town was incorporated on November 30, 1785. It was named after Captain Myles Standish, the pioneer of Plymouth Colony. The Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad first entered the region in 1870 and helped Standish become a popular recreational area.

Standish and nearby Attractions

  • Daniel Marrett House
  • Sebago Lake State Park
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Funtown USA - Splashtown
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • Crescent Beach State Park

Things To Do In Standish

While in Standish, one can visit the Steep Falls Wildlife Management Area. The town also offers easy access to the Children's Museum of Maine, the Willowbrook Museum Village, the Portland Harbor Museum, the Two Lights State Park and Ferry Beach State Park. The Daniel Marrett House Museum and the Kathleen and Daniel Wellehan Library are also worth visiting. Golfers can enjoy their leisure hours at the Frye Island Golf Course.

Standish Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Standish Higher Education

Saint Joseph’s College is located in the town. The University of Southern Maine and the University of New England-University Campus are also close by.



Total Population255
Male Share of the Population38.8%
Female Share of the Population61.2%
Senior Citizens56.1%
Employed Population 16+98
Age of the Population71


% of people married25.1%
Average household size1

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.7%
Median Earnings25+$39,030
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,750


Median Family Income$0
% Above Poverty Level71.4%
% Below Poverty Level28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time0 minutes
% Working from Home68.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone85.7%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$214,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.1%
+ Show More

Standish Almanac

CountyCumberland County
Standard Zip Codes04084
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.73
Approximate Longitude-70.55

Standish Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
Distance14 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
Distance14.2 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

Standish Public Libraries

Richville Library
Standish, Maine
(207) 776-9656

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Standish Public Schools

Bonny Eagle High School
700 Saco Road
ZIP: 4084
(207) 929-3840
Total Enrollment 1169
Edna Libby Elementary School
45 Fort Hill Road
ZIP: 4084
(207) 642-2500
Total Enrollment 290
George E Jack School
15 Northeast Road
ZIP: 4084
(207) 642-4885
Total Enrollment 196

Standish Private Schools

Standish Baptist Academy
181 Ossipee Trl W
ZIP: 4084
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Sources :
Additional Details
Standish Colleges
Standish colleges and trade schools.
Our Partner Listings
Additional Resources
Info for Standish Government Officials

Are you an official in the Standish government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.