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Population (year 2000): 16,822. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,230 (+8.4% change)
Males: 8,015 (47.6%), Females: 8,807 (52.4%)

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $45,105 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Saco:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (20.3%), French Canadian (17.8%), English (16.7%), Irish (16.4%), United States (6.3%), German (5.1%).

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Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 38.5 square miles

Saco,

For population 25 years and over in Saco

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Saco city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

2.9% Foreign born (1.5% North America, 0.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,625 (+10.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ME Portland, (16.1 miles pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (93.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (307.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: ME (2.5 miles Biddeford, Orchard Beach, ME Old (4.1 miles ME (9.1 miles Arundel, ME (9.5 miles Scarborough, ME (10.2 miles Buxton, ME Kennebunkport, (10.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 65 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 1997: 76 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 1998: 130 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2000: 103 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 135 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2005: 130 buildings, average cost: $224,800

Latitude: 43.51 N, Longitude: 70.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Retail trade (14.3%), Manufacturing (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -840 (-5.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,282 (25.7%)


 

Crime in Saco by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 4 7
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.8 41.6
Robberies 1 1 5 3 8
    per 100,000 5.9 5.9 29.7 17.8 47.6
Assaults 14 3 22 4 8
    per 100,000 83.2 17.8 130.8 23.8 47.6
Burglaries 105 138 133 62 88
    per 100,000 624.2 820.4 790.6 368.6 523.1
Thefts 520 461 482 450 388
    per 100,000 3091.2 2740.5 2865.3 2675.1 2306.5
Auto thefts 13 13 18 26 35
    per 100,000 77.3 77.3 107.0 154.6 208.1
192.0 178.6 219.5 164.8 185.9


Average climate in Saco, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Saco,

Saco-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 23.7 miles away from the Saco city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 51.9 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Saco:
  • SOUTHERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME)
  • SPRING HARBOR HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; SOUTH PORTLAND, ME)
  • MAINE MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; PORTLAND, ME)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Saco:
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 14 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 40 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • BRUNSWICK NAS (about 44 miles; BRUNSWICK, ME; ID: NHZ)
Other public-use airports nearest to Saco:
  • BIDDEFORD MUNI (about 5 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; ID: B19)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 20 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)
  • LIMINGTON-HARMON (about 23 miles; LIMINGTON, ME; ID: 63B)

Amtrak station:
SACO (130 MAIN ST.). Services: ticket office.

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
Sewerage 8 $29,225 $43,837 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 277 $703,971 $30,496 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 76 $104,331 $16,473 0 $0
Streets and Highways 34 $100,717 $35,547 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,590 $31,080 0 $0
Firefighters 35 $119,498 $40,970 45 $26,510
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,453 $29,436 0 $0
Police - Other 15 $38,539 $30,831 8 $5,170
Police Protection - Officers 32 $122,436 $45,913 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $48,161 $32,107 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $35,608 $38,845 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 6 $18,502 $37,004 7 $607
Totals for Government 514 $1,326,031 $30,957 60 $32,287


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Saco:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 3 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE (about 17 miles; PORTLAND, ME; FT enrollment: 7,381)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 20 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 45 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 74 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
Private high school in Saco:
  • THORNTON ACADEMY (Students: 1,044; Location: 438 MAIN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Saco:
  • SACO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 40 BUXTON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • C K BURNS SCHOOL (Students: 611; Location: 135 MIDDLE STREET; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • YOUNG SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 36 TASKER STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • GOVERNOR JOHN FAIRFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 75 BEACH STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
  • SACO TRANSITION PROGRAM (Location: 80 COMMON ST BLDG 2; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Saco:
  • NOTRE DAME DE LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 50 BEACH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE SCHOOL AT SWEETSER (Students: 112; Location: 50 MOODY STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Saco:
  • SACO - DYER LIBRARY (Operating income: $325,000; Location: 371 MAIN STREET; 50,000 books; 1,100 audio materials; 1,500 video materials; 100 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Saco: Biddeford-Saco Country Club (A), Dyer Library (B), York Institute Museum (C), Maine Aquarium (D).

Shopping Center: Saco Valley Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Saco include: Bible Baptist Church (A), First Parish Congregational Church (B), Our Lady of Victory Parish Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Heath Church (E), United Methodist Church (F), Unitarian Universalist Church (G), Notre Dame Church (H).

Cemeteries: Pet Cemetery (1), Laurel Hill Cemetery (2).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Long Pond (A), Short Pond (B), Saco River Reservoir (C), Heath, The (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cole Brook (A), Dennett Brook (B), Deep Brook (C), Branch Brook (D), Boynton Brook (E), Ricker Brook (F), Big Ledge Brook (G), Sandy Brook (H), Skilly Brook (I).

Parks in Saco include: Cascade Water and Amusement Park (1), Pepperell Park (2), Aquaboggan Park (3), Funtown USA (4).

Beach: Ferry Beach (A).


Saco compared to Maine state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Saco:
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WIDE (1400 AM; 1 kW; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: SACO BAY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC)
  • 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)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Saco:
  • 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.)
  • WBQW (106.3 FM; SCARBOROUGH, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOR (101.9 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)
  • WMSJ (89.3 FM; FREEPORT, ME; Owner: DOWNEAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMGX (93.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMPG (90.9 FM; GORHAM, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMTW-FM (106.7 FM; NORTH WINDHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Saco:
  • 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.)
  • 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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