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Overview

Introduction to Westbrook, Maine

Westbrook, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 5 miles W of Portland, Maine and 97 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Portland metropolitan area with.

Westbrook History

Westbrook was originally known as Saccarappa and was named after the Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River. It was incorporated as Stroudwater in 1814. It was renamed Westbrook in honor of Colonel Thomas Westbrook, who was a commander in Dummer’s War. Westbrook was incorporated as a city in 1891.

Westbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Bradles Plaza Shopping Center
  • Cumberland Mills Historic District
  • Children's Museum of Maine
  • River Meadow Golf Course
  • Smiling Hill Farm

Things To Do In Westbrook

Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Bradles Plaza Shopping Center. The River Meadow Golf Course is popular among local golfers. The Cumberland Mills Historic District offers a number of recreational facilities. Every year the Westbrook Art Festival is held in the city.

Westbrook Transportation

Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Westbrook Higher Education

Institutes offering higher education to the residents of the city include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,156
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+9,456
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,894
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,596

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,047
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$899
Median House Value$216,400

Ancestry

Irish22.1%
English17.5%
French Except Basque16.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Canadian8%
Italian7.5%
German6.1%
Scottish3.7%
Arab2.8%
African1.7%
Polish1.5%
Iraqi1.5%
Danishn1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch1%
Greek0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Westbrook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4092
P.O. Box Zip Codes4098
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.69
Approximate Longitude-70.35

Westbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance4 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
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance23.1 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
Distance23.7 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
Falmouth1,994$144,758
Gorham6,607$80,880
Portland66,715$76,615
Scarborough4,876$88,355
South Portland25,431$73,237

Westbrook Public Libraries

Walker Memorial Library
800 MAIN STREET
Westbrook, Maine
(207) 854-0630

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Westbrook Hospitals

Mercy Westbrook
(Non-profit)
40 Park Road
(207) 857-8000
Spring Harbor Hospital
(Non-profit)
123 Andover Road
(207) 761-2200

Westbrook Public Schools

Congin School
410 Bridge Street
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0844
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Oxford-cumberland Canal School
102 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0840
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Saccarappa School
110 Huntress Avenue
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0847
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Westbrook High School
125 Stroudwater Street
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0810
High
Total Enrollment 718
Westbrook Middle School
471 Stroudwater Street
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0830
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Westbrook Regional Technology Ctr
125 Stroudwater Street
ZIP: 4092
(207) 854-0820

Westbrook Private Schools

Spring Harbor Academy
123 Andover Rd
ZIP: 4092
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
The Little Dolphin School Foundation
101 County Rd
ZIP: 4092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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