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Population (year 2000): 20,942. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,072 (+5.4% change)
Males: 9,817 (46.9%), Females: 11,125 (53.1%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $34,976 (year 2000)
Median house value: $116,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Biddeford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: French Canadian (26.3%), French (21.4%), Irish (12.7%), English (11.5%), United States (6.6%), German (4.8%).Maine

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 30.0 square miles

Biddeford,

For population 25 years and over in Biddeford

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Biddeford city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

4.2% Foreign born (2.4% North America, 0.8% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-0.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ME Portland, (18.0 miles pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (91.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (305.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME Saco, (2.5 miles Orchard Beach, ME Old (5.0 miles ME (6.7 miles Arundel, ME Kennebunkport, (8.0 miles ME (8.9 miles Kennebunk, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 34 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 67 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2002: 47 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2004: 54 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $179,000

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 70.45 W

Area code: 207


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (21.0%), Retail trade (12.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -52 (-0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,943 (38.6%)


 

Crime in Biddeford by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0 0.0
Rapes 16 5 16 18 11
    per 100,000 76.4 23.9 76.4 86.0 52.5
Robberies 10 14 14 17 9
    per 100,000 47.8 66.9 66.9 81.2 43.0
Assaults 34 32 24 28 32
    per 100,000 162.4 152.8 114.6 133.7 152.8
Burglaries 155 111 123 110 105
    per 100,000 740.1 530.0 587.3 525.3 501.4
Thefts 606 533 573 734 671
    per 100,000 2893.7 2545.1 2736.1 3504.9 3204.1
Auto thefts 29 27 20 33 27
    per 100,000 138.5 128.9 95.5 157.6 128.9
256.0 209.4 236.5 275.0 238.0

Average climate in Biddeford, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Biddeford,

Biddeford-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Biddeford city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 50.1 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Biddeford:
  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (1 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Biddeford:
  • SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; SOUTH PORTLAND, ME)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND (about 17 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Biddeford:
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 15 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 38 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 46 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Biddeford:
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 3 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 19 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 25 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; ID: 63B)

Amtrak stations near Biddeford:
  • 2 miles: SACO (130 MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office.
  • 6 miles: OLD ORCHARD BEACH (11 FIRST ST.) - Seasonal Station. Services: ticket office, public payphones.
  • 16 miles: WELLS (696 SANFORD ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18 $64,154 $42,769 1 $350
Police - Other 18 $53,179 $35,452 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 37 $163,780 $53,117 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,959 $35,508 0 $0
Airports 0 $0   1 $257
Other Government Administration 13 $47,045 $43,426 8 $1,568
Other and Unallocable 13 $39,622 $36,574 5 $4,566
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 83 $193,098 $27,917 82 $56,840
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 347 $1,101,826 $38,103 58 $60,061
Parks and Recreation 5 $12,025 $28,860 3 $5,465
Sewerage 6 $15,550 $31,100 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 17 $47,753 $33,708 0 $0
Welfare 1 $4,265 $51,180 2 $2,578
Streets and Highways 28 $81,037 $34,730 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,709 $34,254 0 $0
Firefighters 39 $127,480 $39,224 33 $3,654
Totals for Government 628 $1,959,482 $37,442 193 $135,339
College/University in Biddeford:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 2,251; Location: 11 HILLS BEACH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.UNE.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Biddeford:
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 19 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Full-time enrollment: 7,381)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 22 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 43 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 72 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 73 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
Public high schools in Biddeford:
  • BIDDEFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 965; Location: 20 MAPLEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BIDDEFORD REGIONAL CTR OF TECH (Location: 10 MAPLEWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Biddeford:
  • BIDDEFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 698; Location: 335 HILL STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 659; Location: 64 WEST STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • BIDDEFORD PRIMARY (Students: 656; Location: 320 HILL STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
Library in Biddeford:
  • BIDDEFORD - MCARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $723,065; Location: 270 MAIN STREET; 72,001 books; 2,017 audio materials; 800 video materials; 194 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Biddeford: Whites Wharf (A), Shamrock Recreational Vehicle Park (B), The University of New England Dock (C), Gregory Hall (D), Gregory Annex (E), Siena Hall (F), Jack S Ketchum Library (G), Southern Maine Medical Center Health Sciences Library (H), Avila Hall (I), Padua Hill (J), Assisi Hall (K), Stella Maris Hall (L), Frederick Hall (M), Decary Hall (N), Biddeford City Hall (O), The Campus Center (P), Biddeford Historical Society Building (Q), McArthur Public Library (R), Harold Alfond Center (S), Admissions House (T).

Shopping Centers: Five Points Shopping Center (1), Biddeford Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Biddeford include: Anchor Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), First Parish Meeting House (C), Saint Marys Church (D), Saint Joseph Church (E), Second Congregational Church (F), Saint Francis Church (G), Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Woodlawn Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lords Pond (A), Wilcox Pond (B), Etherington Pond (C), Saco River Reservoir (D), Town Thatch Bed (E), Great Heath (F).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dungeon Brook (A), Bush Brook (B), Swan Pond Brook (C), Swan Pond Creek (D), Moors Brook (E), Thacher Brook (F), West Brook (G).

Parks in Biddeford include: Clifford Park (1), Waterhouse Field (2), Saint Louis Field (3).

Beaches: Hills Beach (A), Fortunes Rocks Beach (B), Freddy Beach (C).

Post office: (A).  


Biddeford compared to Maine state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Biddeford:
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Biddeford:
  • 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.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • 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 Biddeford:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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