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Cumberland County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2016: 292,041 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 265,612 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 58,138
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,407
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 72,066
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,794 (it was 35,923 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

29%

Land area: 836 sq. mi.

Water area: 381.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 350 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cumberland County: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.0%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cumberland County, Maine:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Maine median age:  44.5 years
Males: 141,354  (48.4%)
Females: 150,687  (51.6%)
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Cumberland County,ME real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cumberland County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,913 ($44,048 in 1999)

This county:

$65,913
Maine:

$53,079

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $947 (lower quartile is $644, upper quartile is $1,194)
This county:

$947
State:

$712


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $270,500 (it was $129,800 in 2000)
Cumberland:

$270,500
Maine:

$184,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $201,600 - $371,100
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,654
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $570

Institutionalized population: 3,057

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 234
  • Thefts: 301
  • Auto thefts: 45

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 232
  • Thefts: 335
  • Auto thefts: 39
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Health of residents in Cumberland County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
81.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
48.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
77.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.
24.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 963 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2008: 565 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2009: 563 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2010: 577 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2011: 495 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2012: 593 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2013: 753 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2014: 733 buildings, average cost: $234,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,652 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,584 (1.3%)

Cumberland County household income distribution in 2009 Cumberland County home values distribution Cumberland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.6%
Cumberland County:

10.6%
Maine:

12.5%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.0% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 22.8 years old, American Indian residents: 54.3 years old, Asian residents: 39.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 29.0 years old)

Area name: Cumberland County, ME (part) HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cumberland County is $570 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $735 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $878 a month.

Cities in this county include: Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Windham, Brunswick, Falmouth, Standish, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Gray.

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

2012 air pollution in Cumberland County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.401 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bay County, Michigan , Rutland County, Vermont , Waldo County , Linn County, Oregon , Lewis County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Maine:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,414
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,725 (58.2% naturalized citizens)

Cumberland County:

6.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 5,302
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,277
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,985
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,015
  • 1970 to 1979: 871
  • Before 1970: 3,130
Note: State values scaled to Cumberland County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Cumberland County marital status for males Cumberland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 91,569
  • One, attached: 6,650
  • Two: 8,746
  • 3 or 4: 10,067
  • 5 to 9: 6,839
  • 10 to 19: 3,652
  • 20 to 49: 4,176
  • 50 or more: 4,870
  • Mobile homes: 5,168

Housing units in Cumberland County with a mortgage: 55,911 (1,347 second mortgage, 8,875 home equity loan, 217 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,396

Here:

71.4% with mortgage
State:

62.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cumberland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,24319
Mainline Protestant22,03096
Evangelical Protestant12,00785
Other7,18744
Orthodox5001
Black Protestant2852
None201,422-
Cumberland County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 72
Cumberland County:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
Cumberland County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 330
This county:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cumberland County:

7.1%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

19.5%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Cumberland County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,519
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $768.52
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,717
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,387
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.02%
Vegetables: 538 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 285 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cumberland County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 91% 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 66.6 miles away from Cumberland County 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 175.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 200.5 miles away from the county 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 115.2 miles away from the county 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 58.0 miles away from Cumberland County center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4208: March 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4208, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Winter Storm, Snow Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4108: March 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4108, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1891: March 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1891, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1815: January 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3298: December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: 3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 18, 2008 to August 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1788: September 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1788, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 11, 2005 to March 12, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3210: April 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3210, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: March 09, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3209: April 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3209, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 21 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cumberland County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (9%)
  • Somalia (6%)
  • Other Middle Africa (6%)
  • Iraq (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (5%)
  • India (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cumberland County (%):

  • English (14%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • American (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (7%)
  • French Canadian (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (4%)

Cumberland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 146,499 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 12,247 (6.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,068 (1.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 89 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 212 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 351 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 1,982 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 8,040 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 11,384 (6.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Cumberland County, Maine in 2000:

  • 3,454 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,686 people in nursing homes
  • 1,055 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 537 people in state prisons
  • 374 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 344 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 317 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 179 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 123 people in religious group quarters
  • 113 people in other group homes
  • 113 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 110 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in halfway houses
  • 26 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in military ships
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Cumberland County, Maine in 2010:

  • 4,600 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,748 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 671 people in state prisons
  • 530 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 403 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 356 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 310 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 205 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 116 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 93 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,192.

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Maine average:

5.50%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

3.02% relocated from other counties in Maine ($16,812 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($28,296 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

3.22%
Maine average:

2.57%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, ME  0.96% ($34,730 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.45% ($37,544)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.35% ($38,463)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.28% ($32,990)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.24% ($37,633)
from Oxford County, ME  0.20% ($34,134)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.13% ($65,532)


6.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Maine average:

5.62%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($820 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.05%

2.67% relocated to other counties in Maine ($15,790 average AGI)
3.36% relocated to other states ($23,385 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

3.36%
Maine average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, ME  1.04% ($34,596 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.44% ($35,222)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.31% ($44,771)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.21% ($34,611)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.16% ($36,835)
to Oxford County, ME  0.15% ($32,057)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($42,019)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Cumberland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Cumberland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cumberland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cumberland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cumberland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 44,779 (36,558 aged, 8,221 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,406 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Cumberland County, Maine in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,719)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,249)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,069)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,813)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,761)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,463)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,227)
  • Congestive heart failure (956)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (888)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (730)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,520
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 320
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,663

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,066
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 865
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 124

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.5
  • Suffocation - 25.3
  • Poisoning - 22.1
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 292,041
  • In family households: 215,789 (34,855 male householders, 33,711 female householders)
    54,782 spouses, 75,154 children (69,549 natural, 2,011 adopted, 3,594 stepchildren), 2,574 grandchildren, 1,795 brothers or sisters, 5,526 parents, 1,069 other relatives, 6,323 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 68,013 (19,861 male householders (13,834 living alone)), 29,622 female householders (22,996 living alone)), 18,530 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,239

Size of family households: 35,032 2-persons, 15,806 3-persons, 11,084 4-persons, 4,391 5-persons, 1,963 6-persons, 290 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,830 1-person, 11,246 2-persons, 1,115 3-persons, 254 4-persons, 38 5-persons.

39,162 married couples with children.
13,257 single-parent households (3,463 men, 9,794 women).

92.6% of residents of Cumberland speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,821,204,000 ($6,659 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $318,198,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $661,932,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $283,686,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,891,000
Federal grants: $403,715,000
Federal procurement contracts: $178,100,000 ($136,993,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $288,880,000 ($138,283,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,874,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $216,657,000
Federal Government insurance: $159,125,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 15,630
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,420
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,080
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,416
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cumberland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.15 millions of gallons per day (18% from ground, 82% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,034
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,160
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,486
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,332
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,619
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,674
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,134
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,035
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,227
  • 1939 or earlier: 34,036
Note: State values scaled to Cumberland population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cumberland County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cumberland County population
  • 1 room: 199
  • 2 rooms: 561
  • 3 rooms: 1,665
  • 4 rooms: 8,145
  • 5 rooms: 13,278
  • 6 rooms: 17,194
  • 7 rooms: 14,097
  • 8 rooms: 10,127
  • 9+ rooms: 13,041
  • 1 room: 3,081
  • 2 rooms: 3,455
  • 3 rooms: 8,491
  • 4 rooms: 10,710
  • 5 rooms: 6,327
  • 6 rooms: 4,221
  • 7 rooms: 1,700
  • 8 rooms: 1,186
  • 9+ rooms: 571
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cumberland County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cumberland County population
  • no bedroom: 199
  • 1 bedroom: 1,680
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,053
  • 3 bedrooms: 34,844
  • 4 bedrooms: 18,170
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,361
  • no bedroom: 3,396
  • 1 bedroom: 12,071
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,507
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,014
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,530
  • 5+ bedrooms: 224
Cars and other vehicles available in Cumberland County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cumberland County population
  • no vehicle: 1,459
  • 1 vehicle: 22,466
  • 2 vehicles: 36,781
  • 3 vehicles: 12,239
  • 4 vehicles: 3,933
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,429
  • no vehicle: 8,083
  • 1 vehicle: 19,217
  • 2 vehicles: 10,704
  • 3 vehicles: 1,276
  • 4 vehicles: 445
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

87% of Cumberland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Maine.

Cumberland County:

86.8%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 167,304
  • Other state: 103,225
  • Northeast: 69,215
  • Midwest: 11,062
  • South: 14,383
  • West: 8,565

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cumberland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63.6%)
  • Utility gas (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (37.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34.5%)
  • Electricity (13.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Other fuel (4.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 830
Here:

3.3%
Maine:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,295
Here:

9.7%
Maine:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,326
Here:

38.3%
Maine:

31.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cumberland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,122,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,072,000
    Police Protection: $5,711,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,450,000
    General - Other: $2,037,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,622,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,325,000
    Corrections - Other: $773,000
    Financial Administration: $515,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $250,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $136,000
    Parking Facilities: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $691,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $60,000
    Libraries: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $141,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,798,000

Cumberland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,879,000
    Parking Facilities: $303,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,496,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $978,000
    Interest Earnings: $151,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,953,000
    General Local Government Support: $288,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,910,000

Cumberland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,250,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,260,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,990,000

Cumberland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,792,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,899
  • Number of aged recipients: 410
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,489
  • Number of recipients under 18: 480
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,577
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 842
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,038
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,115
Cumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 61 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 ORIGINATED1,112$195,7541,900$214,2419,060$205,453885$91,68430$700,6001,181$223,494100$70,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$184,447235$236,204914$212,60893$121,31210$704,200115$221,85216$56,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED185$194,270353$210,4842,583$221,834293$85,9904$4,175,000367$229,47169$59,797
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN105$185,905179$207,8381,400$209,17463$129,2549$534,444136$223,56611$93,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$174,00034$259,588311$206,6539$138,2220$034$232,7657$65,429
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED213$238,047230$240,7399$206,222
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED89$233,47283$232,0728$232,625
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$232,83867$244,1043$217,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$273,77829$234,3790$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$186,0002$186,5002$199,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cumberland County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,86280.8 years
John1,75774.8 years
William1,35674.8 years
Robert1,28871.7 years
George1,05076.5 years
Charles1,02775.9 years
Helen94182.0 years
James93373.1 years
Joseph89275.0 years
Dorothy87579.9 years
Most common last names in Cumberland County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith64677.2 years
Brown54477.2 years
Johnson41978.2 years
Davis41877.0 years
Libby33576.8 years
Thompson27278.8 years
Allen26277.0 years
Anderson25877.0 years
Clark25477.2 years
Jordan23878.4 years
Businesses in Cumberland County, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7J.Crew1
ALDO1JCPenney1
AT&T9JoS. A. Bank1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Johnny Rockets2
Ace Hardware7Journeys1
Advance Auto Parts4Justice1
Aeropostale1KFC5
American Eagle Outfitters1Kincaid2
Ann Taylor1Knights Inn2
Apple Store1Kohl's1
Applebee's4La Quinta1
Arby's2La-Z-Boy2
Ascend Collection1Lane Bryant1
Ashley Furniture3Lane Furniture4
Audi1LensCrafters1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza3
BMW1Lowe's4
Banana Republic2Macy's1
Bath & Body Works2Marriott5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Marshalls2
Ben & Jerry's1MasterBrand Cabinets49
Best Western2Mazda2
Blockbuster4McDonald's13
Brooks Brothers1Men's Wearhouse1
Brookstone1Motel 61
Budget Car Rental1Motherhood Maternity2
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance7
Burger King6Nike8
CVS11Nissan1
Cache1Old Navy2
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border1
Chevrolet4Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun2
Circle K12Panda Express1
Clarion1Panera Bread2
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery4Payless4
Coldwater Creek2Penske2
Comfort Inn3Pizza Hut6
Comfort Suites1Pottery Barn1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Curves4RadioShack8
Dairy Queen4Rite Aid14
Days Inn2Rodeway Inn1
Deb1Ruby Tuesday2
Decora Cabinetry7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys2Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza5Sears6
DressBarn1Sephora1
Dressbarn1Shaw's9
Dunkin Donuts38Spencer Gifts1
Econo Lodge2Sprint Nextel1
Eddie Bauer1Staples4
Express1Starbucks12
Extended Stay America1Subaru1
Famous Footwear3Subway25
Fashion Bug3Super 82
FedEx59T-Mobile13
Foot Locker1T.J.Maxx2
Ford4Taco Bell5
Forever 211Talbots3
GNC15Target1
GameStop4Toyota1
Gap2Toys"R"Us3
Goodwill5Trader Joe's1
Gymboree2Travelodge1
H&M1True Value7
H&R Block12U-Haul11
Haworth1U.S. Cellular10
Hilton6UPS59
Holiday Inn4Urban Outfitters1
Home Depot3Verizon Wireless5
HomeTown Buffet1Victoria's Secret1
Honda1Volkswagen2
Hot Topic1Walgreens4
Howard Johnson2Walmart5
Hyundai2Wendy's6
IHOP1Whole Foods Market1
IZOD1World Gym1
J. Jill1YMCA2

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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"