Gorham, Maine

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Population in 2010: 6,882.
Population change since 2000: +65.3%
Males: 3,159  (45.9%)
Females: 3,723  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04038.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,282 (it was $40,368 in 2000)
Gorham:

$73,282
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,161 (it was $17,844 in 2000)

Gorham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $255,272 (it was $127,600 in 2000)
Gorham:

$255,272
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $321,818; detached houses: $335,007; townhouses or other attached units: $304,104; in 2-unit structures: $288,756; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $341,279; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $328,097; mobile homes: $77,338

Median gross rent in 2017: $932.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gorham: 100.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.3%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Black residents, 14.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gorham, ME (2017)
    • 6,12492.3%White alone
    • 1983.0%Two or more races
    • 1792.7%Black alone
    • 781.2%Hispanic
    • 290.4%Asian alone
    • 150.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Gorham, Maine as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gorham is 802 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Gorham 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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(39.5)
5
(32.7)
1
(6.4)
3
(19.2)
4
(25.4)
4
(25.1)
6
(36.6)
4
(24.3)
2
(11.9)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(26.3)
5
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
5
(31.4)
6
(36.6)
7
(42.6)
1
(6.0)
1
(5.9)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.7)
2
(11.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(46.1)
8
(52.3)
11
(70.5)
6
(38.3)
6
(38.2)
6
(37.6)
6
(36.6)
11
(66.9)
11
(65.6)
8
(47.2)
6
(34.9)
12
(69.2)
10
(57.0)
2
(11.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
76
(500.2)
90
(588.2)
80
(513.1)
63
(402.2)
94
(597.8)
63
(395.2)
61
(372.4)
46
(279.9)
36
(214.7)
61
(359.7)
60
(349.0)
44
(253.7)
13
(74.1)
20
(113.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
146
(960.9)
115
(751.6)
113
(724.7)
105
(670.3)
126
(801.3)
98
(614.8)
126
(769.3)
156
(949.4)
121
(721.8)
128
(754.8)
115
(669.0)
154
(887.8)
93
(529.8)
72
(408.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(85.6)
18
(117.6)
8
(51.3)
5
(31.9)
6
(38.2)
13
(81.6)
13
(79.4)
10
(60.9)
7
(41.8)
11
(64.9)
5
(29.1)
5
(28.8)
4
(22.8)
1
(5.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(6.6)
2
(13.1)
2
(12.8)
4
(25.5)
3
(19.1)
2
(12.5)
7
(42.7)
8
(48.7)
3
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(11.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)129.0127.188.282.4119.695.8110.8108.171.776.562.269.441.330.4

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City-data.com crime index in Gorham, ME

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Maine average:

1.69
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Gorham, ME City Guides:

Ancestries: English (18.2%), Irish (15.7%), American (12.1%), French Canadian (7.7%), European (6.3%), French (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/30/1764

Elevation: 212 feet

Land area: 5.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,272 people per square mile   (low).

Gorham, Maine map

186 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Africa, 0.4% Latin America).

This place:

2.8%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,786 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,827 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (8.7 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (99.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (263.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Little Falls, ME (1.9 miles ),
Little Falls-South Windham, ME (1.9 miles ),
South Windham, ME (2.0 miles ),
Westbrook, ME (2.1 miles ),
Buxton, ME (2.4 miles ),
Scarborough, ME (2.9 miles ),
Standish, ME (2.9 miles ),
Portland, ME (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 43.68 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +140 (+2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,161 (32.8%)

Area code: 207

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 1998: 98 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2000: 105 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2001: 139 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2002: 195 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2003: 89 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 100 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2005: 126 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2011: 57 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2012: 69 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2013: 67 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2014: 76 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2015: 89 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $211,100
  • 2017: 123 buildings, average cost: $181,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Gorham, ME residents
Average permit cost in Gorham, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Maine:

3.8%
Historical population in Gorham, ME
Historical housing units in Gorham, ME
Most common industries in Gorham, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.7%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Gorham, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (3.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Gorham, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gorham, Maine average temperatures Gorham, Maine average precipitation Gorham, Maine humidity Gorham, Maine wind speed Gorham, Maine snowfall Gorham, Maine sunshine Gorham, Maine clear and cloudy days
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 8.7 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 8.7 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 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.944
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
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 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.95
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gorham-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Gorham place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category F2 tornado 34.5 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gorham-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 59.4 miles away from the city 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 172.1 miles away from Gorham center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 195.6 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 123.1 miles away from the city 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 57.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 71.8 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 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).
Gorham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Gorham:

  • GORHAM HEALTH CENTER (30 NEW PORTLAND RD)
  • GORHAM HOUSE (50 NEW PORTLAND RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Gorham:

  • SPRINGBROOK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • WESTBROOK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • CASCO BAY DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WESTBROOK, ME)
  • BARRON CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • ALLEGIANCE HOSPICE AND PALLATIVE CARE OF MAINE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SO PORTLAND, ME)
  • V N A AND HOSPICE OF SOUTH PORTLAND (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PORTLAND, ME)
  • V N A HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SO PORTLAND, ME)

Airports located in Gorham:

See details about airports located in Gorham, ME

Amtrak stations near Gorham:

  • 8 miles: PORTLAND (100 THOMPSON POINT ROAD) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM.
  • 13 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station . Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 13 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gorham:

  • University of Southern Maine (about 9 miles; Portland, ME; Full-time enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 11 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 11 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of New England (about 16 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 4,539)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 46 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 56 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Plymouth State University (about 63 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)

Public high school in Gorham:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gorham:

See full list of schools located in Gorham

Libraries in Gorham:

  • BAXTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $431,719; Location: 71 SOUTH STREET; 28,350 books; 1,413 audio materials; 1,387 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 124 print serial subscriptions)
  • NORTH GORHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,065; Location: 2 STANDISH NECK ROAD; 9,104 books; 549 audio materials; 429 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 13 print serial subscriptions)
  • SOUTH WINDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,600; Location: 857 GRAY ROAD; 68,737 books; 35 video materials)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gorham: Anderson Hall (A), Bailey Hall (B), Brooks Student Center (C), Corthell Hall (D), Dickey Wood Hall (E), Gorham Town Hall (F), John Mitchell Center (G), McLellan House (H), Maine Forestry Service (I), Warren Hill Gymnasium (J), Gorham Fire Rescue Central Station (K), Upton-Hastings Hall (L), Woodward Hall (M), Russell Hall (N), Robie-Andrews Hall (O), Presidents House (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Gorham Village Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gorham include: Anchor Missionary Fellowship Church (A), School Street United Methodist Church (B), Gorham Christian Assembly Church (C), First Parish Congregational Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Gorham include: South Street Historic District (1), Gorham Campus Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Pine Crest (91 South Street).

Birthplace of: Ellen G. White - Author and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Edwin Hall - Physicist, Charles Davis Jameson - General.

Cumberland 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 Gorham and their reported violations in the past:

FRIENDLY VILLAGE OF GORHAM MHP (Population served: 760, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
GORHAM COUNTRY CLUB #2-CLUB HOUSE (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
LIFE CHURCH-SUNNY DAYS CHILDCARE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2013)
SCARBOROUGH GARDENS (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
ALPINE VILLAGE WATER WORKS (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GORHAM COUNTRY CLUB #1-MAINTENANCE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
CRADLES & CRAYONS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2013)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 37 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gorham that have no violations reported:

  • DINGLEY SPRING ESTATES (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.7%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Gorham in 2010:

  • 1,384 people in college/university student housing
  • 167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Gorham in 2000:

  • 1,038 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 65 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Gorham (2011 data):

  • Gorham Savings Bank: Call C En T Er Branch at 10 Wentworth Drive, branch established on 1999/12/22; at 64 Main Street, branch established on 1868/01/01. Info updated 2008/07/29: Bank assets: $912.7 mil, Deposits: $640.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Gorham Bancorp, Mhc
  • TD Bank, National Association: Gorham Branch at 95 Main Street, branch established on 2005/11/14. 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
  • Norway Savings Bank: Gorham Branch at 65 Main Street, branch established on 2005/03/07. 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
  • KeyBank National Association: Gorham Branch at 45 Main Street, branch established on 1957/12/20. 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

For population 15 years and over in Gorham:

Marital status in Gorham, ME
  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Gorham:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Maine average:

10.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gorham, ME (based on Cumberland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic38,24319
Mainline Protestant22,03096
Evangelical Protestant12,00785
Other7,18744
Orthodox5001
Black Protestant2852
None201,422-
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: 72
Here:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 105
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Here:

12.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

19.5%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Gorham:

50.8%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gorham:

50.5%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gorham:

22.0%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.2%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Gorham:

32.8%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Gorham:

58.9%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.0%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gorham, ME Residents

6.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Maine average:

5.91%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,253 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.14%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from York County, ME  0.99% ($51,464 average AGI)
from Androscoggin County, ME  0.39% ($52,487)
from Sagadahoc County, ME  0.31% ($60,456)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($500 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.05%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to York County, ME  1.15% ($44,353 average AGI)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.54% ($42,263)
to Sagadahoc County, ME  0.35% ($48,018)
Businesses in Gorham, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1FedEx1
AT&T1GNC1
Ace Hardware1Goodwill1
Burger King1H&R Block1
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1U.S. Cellular1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gorham:

  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WJAE (1440 AM; 5 kW; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: ALTANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLOB (1310 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAN (970 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBAE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gorham:

  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRED (95.9 FM; SACO, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • W245AA (96.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYNZ (100.9 FM; WESTBROOK, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gorham:

  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, 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)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)
Gorham fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Gorham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.5mTotal length
  • 81,201Total average daily traffic
  • 4,436Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,980Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gorham, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gorham, ME

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gorham)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Gorham, ME)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WEST GORHAM, Finn Parker Road (Lat: 43.686083 Lon: -70.507806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 105.2 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WMQ845,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • STATION, Off South Rd Near South Gorham At Gorham 345kv Sub (Lat: 43.643944 Lon: -70.431694), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNEE867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1885.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/30/1993, Expiration Date: 07/30/1998, Cancellation Date: 08/23/1996, Phone: (202) 331-9495
  • GORHAM, Rt. 114 & Kimballs Way (Lat: 43.694167 Lon: -70.441389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.9 m, Call Sign: WQCD561,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10578.1 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2005, Expiration Date: 02/07/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2014, Certifier: Richard A Craig, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • GORHAM, 61 Mcleean Rd (Lat: 43.647861 Lon: -70.411556), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQSY739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2013, Expiration Date: 12/10/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gorham)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gorham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$205,61117$188,04580$189,1015$82,1922$148,080
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$214,4502$218,83010$200,2970$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$204,8804$158,74322$224,0502$130,3402$127,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$188,9400$012$221,4880$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$159,4400$04$184,9500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$313,7003$218,963
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$233,980
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$228,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$220,030
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 55. The highest number of fire incidents - 109 took place in 2007, and the least - 12 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Gorham, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.7%), and Outside Fires (22.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gorham, ME
    • 50854.7%Structure Fires
    • 20722.3%Outside Fires
    • 12713.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 869.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gorham, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gorham, ME
  • 71.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gorham, ME
  • 47.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 13.7%Electricity


Gorham compared to Maine state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Gorham on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 (04038) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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"
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