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Biddeford, ME (Maine) Houses and Residents

Biddeford,ME index of house prices

Total population: 21,337 (Urban population: 16,570, Rural population: 4,372 (37 farm, 4,335 nonfarm))

Houses: 9,949 (8,480 occupied: 3,927 owner occupied, 4,511 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

28%

Housing density: 331 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $491,013.

Median contract rent in 2016: $476 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $566)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,701


Median gross rent in Biddeford, ME in 2016: $524

Housing units in Biddeford with a mortgage: 2,395 (119 second mortgage, 326 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,558

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $81,629

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,753

Median monthly housing costs: $910


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Biddeford, Maine Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $217,293 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Biddeford:

$217,293
Maine:

$184,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $171,375 - $290,950

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $284,580
Here:

$284,580
State:

$231,129

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,407
Here:

$151,407
State:

$248,745

In 2-unit structures: $246,016
Here:

$246,016
State:

$209,120

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $144,681
Here:

$144,681
State:

$216,821

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $278,797
Here:

$278,797
State:

$218,886

Mobile homes: $95,742
Here:

$95,742
State:

$67,074
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1948

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,533
  • In family households: 14,820 (2,240 male householders, 2,391 female householders)
    3,222 spouses, 5,515 children (5,120 natural, 137 adopted, 264 stepchildren), 186 grandchildren, 406 brothers or sisters, 117 parents, 97 other relatives, 764 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,401 (1,745 male householders (1,171 living alone)), 2,116 female householders (1,676 living alone)), 1,473 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,308

Size of family households: 2,102 2-persons, 1,038 3-persons, 951 4-persons, 330 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,849 1-person, 729 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 10 5-persons.

2,083 married couples with children.
1,562 single-parent households (286 men, 1,276 women).

84.2% of residents of Biddeford speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
8.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,529 (7.1%)
(43.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Biddeford, Maine:

  • 26no bedroom
  • 761 bedroom
  • 1,1262 bedrooms
  • 1,9373 bedrooms
  • 6484 bedrooms
  • 1165+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Biddeford, Maine:

  • 77no bedroom
  • 9791 bedroom
  • 1,6642 bedrooms
  • 1,4653 bedrooms
  • 2744 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Biddeford in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 134no vehicle
  • 1,2801 vehicle
  • 1,7532 vehicles
  • 5363 vehicles
  • 2314 vehicles
  • 375+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population

Cars and other vehicles available in Biddeford in renter-occupied apartments

  • 858no vehicle
  • 2,4871 vehicle
  • 8712 vehicles
  • 1533 vehicles
  • 2244 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Biddeford, Maine:

  • 01 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 363 rooms
  • 5354 rooms
  • 6555 rooms
  • 1,0636 rooms
  • 6757 rooms
  • 4558 rooms
  • 4709+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Biddeford, Maine:

  • 721 room
  • 922 rooms
  • 8913 rooms
  • 1,0984 rooms
  • 1,1085 rooms
  • 8146 rooms
  • 1567 rooms
  • 2538 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Biddeford, ME household income distribution

  • Biddeford, ME household income distribution
  • 321Less than $10,000
  • 813$10,000 to $14,999
  • 373$15,000 to $19,999
  • 615$20,000 to $24,999
  • 537$25,000 to $29,999
  • 574$30,000 to $34,999
  • 483$35,000 to $39,999
  • 264$40,000 to $44,999
  • 601$45,000 to $49,999
  • 686$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,039$60,000 to $74,999
  • 854$75,000 to $99,999
  • 589$100,000 to $124,999
  • 246$125,000 to $149,999
  • 225$150,000 to $199,999
  • 210$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Biddeford, ME

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Biddeford, ME
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 25$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$50,000 to $59,999
  • 30$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5$70,000 to $79,999
  • 29$80,000 to $89,999
  • 25$90,000 to $99,999
  • 101$100,000 to $124,999
  • 194$125,000 to $149,999
  • 587$150,000 to $174,999
  • 450$175,000 to $199,999
  • 887$200,000 to $249,999
  • 593$250,000 to $299,999
  • 409$300,000 to $399,999
  • 111$400,000 to $499,999
  • 128$500,000 to $749,999
  • 84$750,000 to $999,999
  • 48$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 20$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Biddeford, ME

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Biddeford, ME
  • 13Less than $100
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 65$150 to $199
  • 150$200 to $249
  • 115$250 to $299
  • 39$300 to $349
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 76$400 to $449
  • 124$500 to $549
  • 72$550 to $599
  • 156$600 to $649
  • 299$650 to $699
  • 365$700 to $749
  • 352$750 to $799
  • 1,138$800 to $899
  • 629$900 to $999
  • 519$1,000 to $1,249
  • 95$1,250 to $1,499
  • 63$1,500 to $1,999
  • 57$2,000 to $2,499
  • 94No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9342010 or later
  • 1352000 to 2009
  • 1711990 to 1999
  • 1371980 to 1989
  • 1061970 to 1979
  • 529Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Biddeford population
Biddeford commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 429
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,489
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,797
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,389
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,229
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 749
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,768
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 383
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 320
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 606
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 241
  • 90 or more minutes: 162
Biddeford, ME Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 64.9%
Number of people working at home: 402 (3.6% of all workers)

Biddeford mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,947 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 639 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 188 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 79 (1%)
  • Walked: 963 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 545 (5%)

First ancestries reported:

 French (except Basque): 2,509
 French Canadian: 2,085
 Irish: 749
 American: 630
 English: 484
 Italian: 311
 Scottish: 278
 Liberian: 231
 German: 229
 Iraqi: 187
 Arab: 138
 Canadian: 121
 European: 109
 Ugandan: 109
 Greek: 100
 Polish: 90
 Portuguese: 64
 British: 57
 Scotch-Irish: 51
 Norwegian: 45
 Czechoslovakian: 45
 Welsh: 45
 Swedish: 40
 Russian: 38
 Armenian: 22
 Cajun: 15
 Lebanese: 13
 Albanian: 12
 Nigerian: 8
 Lithuanian: 7
 Scandinavian: 6
 Finnish: 5
 Swiss: 5
 Hungarian: 4
 Dutch: 4
 Alsatian: 2
 Egyptian: 1

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

  • 25%Iraq
  • 17%Mexico
  • 10%Canada
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 8%Liberia
  • 6%El Salvador
  • 4%Vietnam

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

  • This state: 13,240
  • Other state: 6,306
  • Northeast: 4,660
  • Midwest: 465
  • South: 738
  • West: 463

79% of Biddeford residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Maine.

Biddeford:

79.3%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 54
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 35
  • 5th and 6th grade: 69
  • 7th and 8th grade: 86
  • 9th grade: 134
  • 10th grade: 322
  • 11th grade: 124
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 181
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,546
  • Less than 1 year of college: 341
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 683
  • Associate degree: 695
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,127
  • Master's degree: 283
  • Professional school degree: 104
  • Doctorate degree: 45

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 45
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2
  • 5th and 6th grade: 85
  • 7th and 8th grade: 137
  • 9th grade: 44
  • 10th grade: 90
  • 11th grade: 80
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 44
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,476
  • Less than 1 year of college: 410
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,221
  • Associate degree: 918
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,079
  • Master's degree: 471
  • Professional school degree: 155
  • Doctorate degree: 28

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 6.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 72.2%Males
  • 27.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.7%Males
Biddeford marital status for males
Biddeford marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,813
  • One, attached: 259
  • Two: 1,471
  • 3 or 4: 1,523
  • 5 to 9: 914
  • 10 to 19: 110
  • 20 to 49: 484
  • 50 or more: 175
  • Mobile homes: 152

Median worth of mobile homes: $86,095

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Biddeford:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Biddeford
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.7%)
  • Electricity (6.1%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 276
Here:

16.8%
Maine:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 83
Here:

7.9%
Maine:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,307
Here:

55.3%
Maine:

31.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)