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Population (year 2000): 14,141. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,300 (+8.2% change)
Males: 6,846 (48.4%), Females: 7,295 (51.6%)

Median resident age: 34.3 years
Median household income: $50,316 (year 2000)
Median house value: $130,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Gorham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (22.9%), Irish (18.5%), French (15.2%), French Canadian (7.8%), United States (7.8%), German (6.8%).

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Elevation: 212 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Gorham,

For population 25 years and over in Gorham

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gorham town

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

2.2% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ME Portland, (11.9 miles pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (104.0 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (315.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME (0.0 miles Gorham, Falls-South Windham, ME (3.8 miles Little ME (5.8 miles Westbrook, ME (6.1 miles Buxton, ME (8.5 miles Standish, ME (9.6 miles Scarborough, Windham, ME (10.1 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 86 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 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

Latitude: 43.68 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Area code: 207

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (14.4%), Manufacturing (12.2%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.2%).


 

Crime in Gorham by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 4 11 2 4
    per 100,000 7.1 28.3 77.8 14.1 28.3
Robberies 0 3 2 1 4
    per 100,000 0.0 21.2 14.1 7.1 28.3
Assaults 3 5 8 5 7
    per 100,000 21.2 35.4 56.6 35.4 49.5
Burglaries 40 56 48 73 54
    per 100,000 282.9 396.0 339.4 516.2 381.9
Thefts 194 181 149 193 146
    per 100,000 1371.9 1280.0 1053.7 1364.8 1032.5
Auto thefts 12 11 19 12 10
    per 100,000 84.9 77.8 134.4 84.9 70.7
88.5 109.9 123.3 112.4 103.4


Average climate in Gorham, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gorham,

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

On 10/10/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Gorham city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category 2 tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Gorham:
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME)
  • SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SOUTH PORTLAND, ME)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gorham:
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 38 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 50 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gorham:
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 16 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 17 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; ID: 63B)
  • NAPLES (about 23 miles; NAPLES, ME; ID: 76B)

Amtrak stations near Gorham:
  • 11 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:
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 11 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 11 miles; PORTLAND, ME; FT enrollment: 7,381)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 14 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 53 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA (about 66 miles; AUGUSTA, ME; FT enrollment: 3,172)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON (about 72 miles; FARMINGTON, ME; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
Public high school in Gorham:
  • GORHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 819; Location: 41 MORRILL AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gorham:
  • GORHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 702; Location: 106 WEEKS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 634; Location: 12 ROBIE STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • NARRAGANSETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 284 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • WHITE ROCK SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 10 NORTH GORHAM ROAD; Grades: KG - 02)
Libraries in Gorham:
  • GORHAM - BAXTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $225,970; Location: 71 SOUTH STREET; 31,229 books; 711 audio materials; 958 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)
  • GORHAM - NORTH GORHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,912; Location: 2 STANDISH NECK ROAD; 6,810 books; 206 audio materials; 348 video materials; 13 serial subscriptions)
  • WINDHAM - SOUTH WINDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,300; Location: 857 GRAY ROAD; 4,577 books; 75 audio materials; 124 video materials; 9 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gorham: John Mitchell Center (A), Bailey Hall (B), Robie-Andrews Hall (C), Russell Hall (D), Gorham Town Hall (E), Corthell Hall (F), McLellan House (G), Maine Forestry Service (H), Brooks Student Center (I), Woodward Hall (J), Anderson Hall (K), Baxter Memorial Library (L), Presidents House (M), Warren Hill Gymnasium (N), Dickey Wood Hall (O), Upton-Hastings Hall (P).

Shopping Center: Gorham Village Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Gorham include: School Street United Methodist Church (A), Gorham Christian Assembly Church (B), Anchor Missionary Fellowship Church (C), First Parish Congregational Church (D).

Cemetery: Eastern Cemetery (1).

Parks in Gorham include: South Street Historic District (1), Gorham Campus Historic District (2).


Gorham compared to Maine state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

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)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAE (1490 AM; 1 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPOR (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCYY (94.3 FM; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEK-FM (99.9 FM; AUBURN, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W245AA (96.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WQEZ (104.7 FM; KENNEBUNKPORT, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBQQ (99.3 FM; KENNEBUNK, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • W32CA (Channel 32; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WLLB-LP (Channel 15; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W58CM (Channel 58; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57AP (Channel 57; FALMOUTH, ME; Owner: SHERWOOD H. CRAIG)

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