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Overview

Introduction to Waterboro, Maine

Waterboro, Maine, in York county, is 24 miles W of Portland, Maine and 83 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Waterboro History

Waterboro was originally known as Massabesic, meaning "the place of much water," because of the many lakes in the region. It was initially inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. Masabesic Plantation was renamed after one of its proprietors, Colonel Joshua Waters. Lumbering began to prosper here in 1764. The first permanent settler was Captain John Smith from Kittery, who visited the area in the year 1768. It was incorporated as Waterborough in 1787. The name was shortened to Waterboro in 1895.

Waterboro and nearby Attractions

  • Saco Museum
  • Willowbrook Museum Village
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • Friendship Park

Things To Do In Waterboro

A visit to the Willowbrook Museum Village will help one to discover the area's history. The Saco Museum is popular for its historical significance. The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Friendship Park has picnic areas and space for outdoor activities. Lake Arrowhead is also worth visiting.

Waterboro Transportation

Air transportation is available from Portland International Airport.

Waterboro Higher Education

Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus, the University of Southern Maine and the University of New Hampshire - Main Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,773
Male Share of the Population53.2%
Female Share of the Population46.8%
Senior Citizens8%
Employed Population 16+3,797
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married61.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$37,158
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,437

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,896
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,029
Median House Value$191,500

Ancestry

English25.9%
French Except Basque22.6%
German13.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Irish11.4%
Canadian8.7%
Italian6.9%
Scottish5.1%
Polish5%
Portuguese1.6%
Swiss1.1%
Greek0.7%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Waterboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes4087
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.53
Approximate Longitude-70.71

Waterboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANFORD 2 NNW
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance24.1 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
Acton2,543$58,929
Alfred755$68,633
Lyman4,376$78,472
Newfield1,435$49,792
Sanford20,887$56,627
Shapleigh2,683$60,417
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