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Cumberland Foreside

Cumberland, Maine

  •   State: 
    Maine
      County: 
    Cumberland County
      City: 
    Cumberland Foreside
      County FIPS: 
    23005
      Coordinates: 
    43°46′52″N 70°13′3″W
      Area total: 
    26.25 sq mi (67.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.88 sq mi (59.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    3.37 sq mi (8.73 km²)
      Elevation: 
    180 ft (55 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    43,7616
      Longitude: 
    -70,1986
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-South Portland, ME
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    04110
      GMAP: 

    Cumberland Foreside, Cumberland County, Maine, United States

  •   Population: 
    8,473
      Population density: 
    370 residents per square mile of area (143.0/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.20%

Cumberland, Maine (also known as Cumberland Center) is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. It was once part of North Yarmouth, but in 1821, it was incorporated as its own town. It is part of the Portland metropolitan area, Maine, and is one of the wealthiest municipalities in the state. The town stretches inland from Cumberland on Casco Bay, to West Cumberland, which borders Windham. Chebeague Island, long a part of Cumberland, formed its own. town in 2007. In the 2010 census, there were 7,211 people, 2,697 households, and 2,079 families living in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. In 2010, the town had a population of 7,210, with a population density of 315.2 inhabitants per square mile (121.7/km²). The town has a small recreational park called Twin Brook Run, which is open to cross-country skiers, walkers, and sports practices. Local ballfields at Drowne Road School host the local Little League teams. There are a few small businesses, some of which are on Route 26, also called the Gray Road. The Cumberland Congregational Church is located in the center of theTown. New construction has brought two eateries to the town, including Louie's Grille.

History

Cumberland Foreside is the primary city name, but also Cumb Foreside, Portland are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Cumberland, Maine. Cumberland, Maine (also known as Cumberland Center), was once part of North Yarmouth, but in 1821, it was incorporated as its own town. The Cumberland Fair, one of the state's larger agricultural fairs, has been held yearly in Cumberland at the end of September since 1868. Chebeague Island, long a part of Cumberland, formed its own city in 2007. This Portland suburb has a rich farming history, but only a small number of working farms remain, such as Sweetser's Apple Barrel & Orchards, Spring Brook Farms, and Double T orchards. The town was officially named by Ephraim Sturdivant when the new town government elected him to do the task. It is located in the Portland Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes parts of Portland, Augusta, Kennebunk, and Rockport, as well as parts of Brunswick and Onalaska. The city's population is around 2,000, and the town has a population of about 4,000. It was once known as the "City of the Thousand Trees" because of its large number of cherry trees, which have been planted in the area since the 1800s. It has a reputation for being a good town to live in, and is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Maine Shakespeare Festival and the Maine Center for the Performing Arts. It also hosts the Cumberland County Fair, which is one of Maine's largest fairs.

Geography

Cumberland has a few small businesses, some of which are on Route 26, also called the Gray Road. The town stretches inland from Cumberland Foreside, on Casco Bay, to West Cumberland, which borders Windham. Knight's Pond Preserve on the border with North Yarmouth is home to a pond and a large nature preserve used for recreation year round. New construction has brought two eateries to the town, Cumberland Food Company and Louie's Grille. There are also two dentists' offices and a post office. A new bank was built in 2010. The Cumberland Congregational Church is located in the center of the town. The U.S. Census Bureau says the town has a total area of 26.25 square miles (67.99 km²) of which 22.88 square miles of it is land and 3.37 square miles is water. It has a population of 2,816. The Town of Cumberland is located on the Maine-Vermont border and is part of the Sagadahoc County School District. It is the only town in the state to have its own post office, which was established in 1838. The village of Cumberlands is located near the town's southern tip. It was founded in 1839. The first post office was established on the town site in 1841. The current post office opened in 1852. The last post office closed in 1961. The city's last post was closed in 1971.

Demographics

There were 2,902 housing units at an average density of 126.8 per square mile (49.0/km²) There were 7,211 people, 2,697 households, and 2,079 families living in the town. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female. The racial make-up of the. town was 98.76% White, 0.10% Native American, 0,42% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races. About 2.4% of. families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males and there were 91.4 males over the age of 18. The median income for a family was $76,571 and the per capita income was $33,644. The population was spread out, with 30.4 per cent under the ages of 18; 3.6% from 18 to 24; 27.7% from 25 to 44; and 11.0 per cent from 45 to 64. The. average age of residents was 45 years old and the median age was 39 years old. The town had a population of 7,159 people and a median income of $67,556 and a per capita incomes of $37,367. The race makeup was 97.2 per cent White,0.5% African American and 0,2% Asian.

Education

The school system that serves Cumberland is known as Maine School Administrative District 51 or MSAD 51. There are 3 schools in the district which also serves North Yarmouth, Maine: the Mabel I. Wilson School, Greely Middle School, and Greely High School. The Friends School of Portland, serves grades Pre-K8 to 8. The district closed the North Y Armouth Memorial School in June 2014 and moved into the expanded Greely middle school. The Drowne Road School was closed in 2010 due to budget cuts, and the Greely Junior High School in 2005. Jeff Porter is the superintendent of the district and serves as the district's chief executive officer. He was elected to the position in 2008 and has been in the position since 2010. He is the son of former Maine governor and former Maine state senator, William Porter, who died in 2011. He served as the state's chief deputy governor from 2003 to 2008. He has been the superintendent since 2008 and served as its chief executive until 2013. He also served as Maine's chief education officer from 2008 to 2013. The school system is based in the town of Cumberland, Maine, which has a population of 1.2 million people. It is located in the southern part of the state and is home to the University of Maine at Orono, a private college. It also serves the towns of Portland and Millinocket, as well as parts of Yarmour and Waldo, Maine. It was founded in 1872.

  • Cumberland Foreside's population in Cumberland County, Maine of 1,404 residents in 1900 has increased 6,03-fold to 8,473 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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