Saco, Maine

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Population in 2017: 19,485 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 9,608  (49.3%)
Females: 9,877  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04072.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,591 (it was $45,105 in 2000)
Saco:

$67,591
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,620 (it was $20,444 in 2000)

Saco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $243,423 (it was $116,700 in 2000)
Saco:

$243,423
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $256,275; detached houses: $282,782; townhouses or other attached units: $169,951; in 2-unit structures: $219,071; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $220,456; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,770; mobile homes: $50,777

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,001.

March 2019 cost of living index in Saco: 112.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.5% for Black residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Saco, ME (2017)
    • 17,81992.8%White alone
    • 5652.9%Two or more races
    • 3611.9%Hispanic
    • 2511.3%Asian alone
    • 1820.9%Black alone
    • 260.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Saco detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Saco, Maine as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Saco is 906 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Saco by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(21.1)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(49.6)
4
(21.9)
8
(43.2)
7
(38.2)
11
(60.2)
1
(5.4)
5
(27.1)
4
(21.5)
7
(37.1)
11
(58.0)
7
(36.6)
11
(57.3)
14
(72.4)
6
(30.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(33.1)
2
(11.0)
5
(27.0)
2
(10.9)
7
(38.3)
6
(32.6)
6
(32.5)
10
(53.8)
8
(42.4)
7
(36.9)
7
(36.6)
3
(15.6)
3
(15.5)
4
(20.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(27.6)
7
(38.4)
5
(27.0)
5
(27.3)
6
(32.9)
14
(76.0)
50
(270.6)
9
(48.4)
9
(47.8)
16
(84.3)
13
(67.9)
21
(109.4)
9
(46.6)
10
(50.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
119
(655.7)
170
(932.5)
104
(561.9)
88
(480.3)
92
(503.8)
110
(597.3)
150
(811.7)
93
(500.1)
133
(705.6)
66
(347.8)
53
(276.8)
42
(218.8)
58
(300.0)
48
(244.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
451
(2,485)
461
(2,529)
463
(2,501)
395
(2,156)
413
(2,262)
439
(2,384)
394
(2,132)
365
(1,963)
363
(1,926)
292
(1,539)
332
(1,734)
288
(1,500)
253
(1,309)
251
(1,279)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(220.4)
31
(170.0)
21
(113.5)
21
(114.6)
19
(104.0)
21
(114.0)
24
(129.9)
13
(69.9)
12
(63.7)
20
(105.4)
17
(88.8)
15
(78.1)
23
(119.0)
10
(50.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.0)
3
(16.2)
6
(32.7)
3
(16.4)
2
(10.9)
7
(37.9)
3
(16.1)
4
(21.2)
3
(15.8)
1
(5.2)
4
(20.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)218.0208.5207.4168.3211.3175.6238.0172.9183.5210.8160.1154.0165.1123.3

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City-data.com crime index in Saco, ME

Crime rate in Saco detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 45 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Maine average:

1.69
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Saco, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: French Canadian (17.0%), French (13.0%), American (11.2%), Irish (10.1%), English (9.9%), Italian (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles.

Population density: 506 people per square mile   (low).

Saco, Maine map

812 residents are foreign born (1.0% North America, 0.8% Africa, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.2%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,936 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,531 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (13.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (88.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (254.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Biddeford, ME (1.6 miles ),
Old Orchard Beach, ME (1.7 miles ),
Arundel, ME (2.4 miles ),
Dayton, ME (2.7 miles ),
Scarborough, ME (2.8 miles ),
West Kennebunk, ME (3.1 miles ),
Lyman, ME (3.1 miles ),
Kennebunk, ME (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,531 (-13.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,321 (20.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Saco, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Saco, ME in 2017
Saco satellite photo by USGS

Saco tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 130 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 135 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2006: 86 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2009: 51 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2014: 50 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2015: 55 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2016: 63 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2017: 69 buildings, average cost: $219,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Saco, ME residents
Average permit cost in Saco, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Saco, ME
Historical housing units in Saco, ME

Population change in the 1990s: +1,625 (+10.7%).
Most common industries in Saco, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Saco, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.2%)

Average climate in Saco, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Saco, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.2. This is about average.

City:

67.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.181. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.181
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.944. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.944
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.95. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.95
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Saco-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Saco city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 45.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Saco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Saco center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from Saco center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from Saco center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from Saco center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in York County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 16, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Saco topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Saco:

  • ABLE TO STAY HOME CARE (209 MAIN STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH-VISITING NURSES OF SOUTHERN MAINE (15 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD)
  • BEANE NURSING HOME (15 NOTT ST)
  • EVERGREEN MANOR (328 NORTH ST)
  • SEAL ROCK HEALTH CARE (88 HARBOR DRIVE)

Airports located in Saco:

Amtrak station:

SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saco:

  • University of New England (about 5 miles; Biddeford, ME; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 14 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 15 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 22 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 59 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 59 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,865)

Private high schools in Saco:

  • THORNTON ACADEMY (Students: 1,525, Location: 438 MAIN ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER (Students: 61, Location: 50 MOODY ST, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Saco:

Private elementary/middle school in Saco:

  • FLORENCE LOMBARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6, Location: 46 CLEVELAND ST, Grades: 1-7)
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Library in Saco:

  • DYER LIBRARY (Operating income: $446,835; Location: 371 MAIN STREET; 46,066 books; 1,514 audio materials; 2,947 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Professional wrestler Stanislaus Zbyszko held the world heavyweight wrestling championship twice in the 1920's. By the late 20's, early 30's he had retired to his farm in Old Orchard, Maine, where he lived with his brother, Wladek, who was also a wrestler. By the 1950's they had moved to Savannah, Missouri, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Stan died in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1967. After his funeral his remains were brought to Saco and buried in the family in Laurel Hill Cemetery, with his wife, Anne. Brother Wladek died the following year and was buried in Savannah, Missouri. If anybody has any information on the Zbyszko property or has a photo of the grave, please write me. My e - mail address is burbank3000 at aol.com. My name is Bob. Thank you Bob Siler
  • Private/Primary Middle school in Saco Notre Dame de Lourdes School can you add our website: www.notredameschoolsaco.org

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Saco: Biddeford-Saco Country Club (A), Saco Fire Department Camp Ellis Station (B), Saco Police Department (C), Dyer Library (D), Saco Fire Department North Saco Station (E), York Institute Museum (F), Saco Fire Department Central Station (G), Maine Aquarium (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Saco Valley Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Saco include: Our Lady of Victory Parish Church (A), Heath Church (B), Notre Dame Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Unitarian Universalist Church (E), United Methodist Church (F), First Parish Congregational Church (G), Bible Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pet Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Long Pond (A), Short Pond (B), Saco River Reservoir (C), The Heath (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stackpole Creek (A), Innis Brook (B), Skilly Brook (C), Sandy Brook (D), Ricker Brook (E), Grant Brook (F), Harmon Brook (G), Dennett Brook (H), Deep Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Saco include: Funtown USA (1), Cascade Water and Amusement Park (2), Aquaboggan Park (3), Pepperell Park (4), Ferry Beach State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Saco Museum (371 Main Street) (1), The Hough Group (Tourism Consultants; 51 Oceanside Drive) (2), Funtown Splashtown USA (Amusement & Theme Parks; 774 Portland Rd) (3), Travel Wise Cruises & Tours (Tours & Charters; 190 Main Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Silver Springs Campground & Lodging (Portland Rd) (1), Classic Motel (21 Ocean Park Road) (2), Saco Motel (473 Main Street) (3), Cozy Haven (815 Portland Rd) (4), Exit 5 Motel & Cottages (18 Ocean Pk Rd) (5), Eastview Motel (924 Portland Road) (6), Rodeway Inn Saco (21 Ocean Park Road) (7), Lord's Motel (720 Portland Road) (8), Hilltop Motor Inn (644 Portland Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Edith Nourse Rogers - Politician, John Wingate Thornton - Lawyer, Samuel Brannan - Politician, Arthur P. Fairfield - Navy admiral, George Foster Shepley (Maine and Louisiana) - Union Army general, Slugger Labbe - NASCAR crew chief, Daniel Milliken - Union Navy Medal of Honor recipient, John Fairfield - Politician, Henry A. Barrows - Actor, Isaac Lawrence Milliken - Politician.

York County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Saco and their reported violations in the past:

MT ABRAM CHALET ASSOCIATION (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-01-2011 to NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-01-2011 to NOV-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-11-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DEEP BROOK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2008), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.6%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.4%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Saco in 2010:

  • 211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in college/university student housing
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Saco in 2000:

  • 65 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 41 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Saco (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Maine: Saco Branch at 640 Main Street, branch established on 2006/08/16. Info updated 2011/10/17: Bank assets: $783.5 mil, Deposits: $655.7 mil, headquarters in Portland, ME, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Saco Branch at 2 Scammon Street, branch established on 1959/11/02. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution: at 252 Main Street, branch established on 1827/02/21. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $759.8 mil, Deposits: $521.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Norway Savings Bank: Saco Branch at 569 Main Street, branch established on 1973/07/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $958.8 mil, Deposits: $711.3 mil, headquarters in Norway, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Norway Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bangor Savings Bank: Saco Branch at 270 Main Street, branch established on 1998/05/18. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Saco Shaw's Supermarket Branch at 4 Scammon Street, branch established on 1996/12/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Saco Branch at 532 Main Street, U.S. Route 1, branch established on 1974/09/12. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Saco:

Marital status in Saco, ME
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Saco:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Saco
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Saco, ME (based on York County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,28316
Mainline Protestant11,48064
Evangelical Protestant6,08651
Other1,84718
Orthodox6253
Black Protestant1191
None136,691-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
York County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
York County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
This county:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
State:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.5%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.3%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Saco:

28.9
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.4%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.9%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.6%
State:

34.9%

General health condition:
Saco:

58.4%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Saco:

78.7%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Saco, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 35$186,844$64,0610$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$177,409$64,5120$0
Streets and Highways 24$107,663$53,8322$4,482
Financial Administration 15$65,042$52,0342$400
Parks and Recreation 12$45,185$45,18549$19,627
Police - Other 11$53,555$58,4248$5,762
Sewerage 10$53,302$63,9620$0
Other and Unallocable 8$34,877$52,3163$4,413
Other Government Administration 6$29,215$58,43010$1,675
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$14,147$84,8820$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,503$42,0360$0
Fire - Other 1$4,373$52,4760$0
Health 0$0 1$1,665
Totals for Government 158$775,115$58,86975$38,024

Saco government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $139,000 ($7.13)
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $207,000 ($10.62)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,041,000 ($1182.50)
    General - Other: $5,607,000 ($287.76)
    Regular Highways: $4,256,000 ($218.42)
    Police Protection: $3,883,000 ($199.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,161,000 ($162.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,701,000 ($87.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,355,000 ($69.54)
    Central Staff Services: $877,000 ($45.01)
    Financial Administration: $585,000 ($30.02)
    Libraries: $523,000 ($26.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $244,000 ($12.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $192,000 ($9.85)
    General Public Buildings: $115,000 ($5.90)
    Transit Utilities: $115,000 ($5.90)
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000 ($1.23)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $475,000 ($24.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $310,000 ($15.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,000 ($5.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,413,000 ($791.02)

Saco government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $955,000 ($49.01)
    Other: $577,000 ($29.61)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $244,000 ($12.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $92,000 ($4.72)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($0.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($0.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $337,000 ($17.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $602,000 ($30.90)
    Sale of Property: $165,000 ($8.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $143,000 ($7.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,072,000 ($722.20)
    General Local Government Support: $1,637,000 ($84.01)
    Highways: $272,000 ($13.96)
    Public Welfare: $77,000 ($3.95)
  • Tax - Property: $41,616,000 ($2135.80)
    Other License: $297,000 ($15.24)
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000 ($14.68)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $57,000 ($2.93)

Saco government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,676,000 ($753.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,812,000 ($657.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,864,000 ($95.66)

Saco government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,155,000 ($367.21)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Maine average:

5.91%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.67% ($44,353 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.57% ($49,083)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.45% ($67,251)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.45% ($51,464 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($58,471)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.37% ($65,396)
Businesses in Saco, ME
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
Burger King1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Ramada1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's1
FedEx1Starbucks1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Honda1Toyota1
Hyundai1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS4
Mazda1Volkswagen1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Saco:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saco:

  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Saco:

  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPXT (Channel 51; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: HMW, INC.)
  • WPME (Channel 35; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Saco fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 269ft / 82.0mTotal length
  • 432,286Total average daily traffic
  • 38,438Total average daily truck traffic
  • 281,390Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Saco, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 71980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Saco, ME
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Saco)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Saco, ME)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Saco)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Saco)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$180,330124$170,355517$181,02558$106,0693$173,66759$225,44112$53,083
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$182,37523$177,13058$192,4146$47,1670$08$197,7502$97,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$186,11832$152,219169$207,75727$123,4810$024$210,9585$46,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$188,44414$177,35779$196,6205$198,0000$011$215,2732$100,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$151,0005$93,00021$206,8570$00$05$236,2002$52,500
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$215,11113$227,9230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$128,00011$241,5453$282,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$221,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$248,0003$174,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0051.00 , 0052.00, 0053.00, 0054.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Saco, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Saco, ME - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 81. The highest number of reported fires - 98 took place in 2004, and the least - 53 in 2016. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Saco, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (59.1%), and Outside Fires (17.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Saco, ME
    • 76559.1%Structure Fires
    • 22917.7%Outside Fires
    • 16612.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 13510.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Saco, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Saco, Maine:

  • Ramada Saco, 352 North St, Saco, Maine 04072 , Phone: (207) 286-9600, Fax: (207) 286-9696
  • Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach, 21 Ocean Park Rd, Saco, Maine 04072 , Phone: (207) 282-5569, Fax: (207) 885-9429
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Saco, Maine
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Saco, ME
  • 81.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 3.1%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Saco, ME
  • 63.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.8%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Saco compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Saco on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 (04072) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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