Overview

Introduction to Topsham, Maine

Topsham, Maine, in Sagadahoc county, is 23 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 121 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Topsham History

Topsham was previously known as Sawacook and was inhabited by the Pejepscot Abenaki Indians. The population of the tribe declined during from 1615 to 1616 due to a plague brought in by the Europeans. It was named after Topsham in Devon, England. The Massachusetts General Court incorporated it as a town in 1764. Pejepscot Falls provided the water power that was required for the operation of mills, industries and various factories.

Topsham and nearby Attractions

  • Topsham Fairgrounds
  • Topsham Historic District
  • Maine Maritime Museum
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Things To Do In Topsham

The Topsham Fairgrounds, Topsham Historic District and the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park are popular local recreational spots. A notable historic site that can be visited is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Maine Maritime Museum is a must visit for all tourists. The city hosts the Topsham Fair every year in the month of August.

Topsham Transportation

Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Topsham Higher Education

There are several higher education institutes that can be attended from Topsham, including the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New England-University Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,103
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens26.1%
Employed Population 16+2,913
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44%
Median Earnings25+$44,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,829

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,028
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$956
Median House Value$218,800

Ancestry

English19.4%
Irish15.9%
French Except Basque12.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.7%
German9.7%
Canadian8.4%
Italian5.6%
Scottish4.2%
Polish2.5%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Portuguese1%
Greek0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
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Topsham Almanac

CategoryValue
CountySagadahoc County
Standard Zip Codes04086
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.93
Approximate Longitude-69.94

Topsham 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
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance16.9 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
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bath8,320$69,095
Bowdoinham632$87,159
Brunswick15,244$85,982

Topsham Public Libraries

Topsham Public Library
25 FORESIDE ROAD
Topsham, Maine
(207) 725-1727

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Topsham Public Schools

Mt Ararat High School
73 Eagles Way
ZIP: 4086
(207) 729-2951
High
Total Enrollment 788
Mt Ararat Middle School
66 Republic Avenue
ZIP: 4086
(207) 729-2950
Middle
Total Enrollment 557
Williams-cone School
19 Perkins Street
ZIP: 4086
(207) 725-4391
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Woodside Elementary School
42 Barrows Drive
ZIP: 4086
(207) 725-1243
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
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