Cumberland County ME Information


Cumberland County Subdivisions

Cumberland County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 292,631
Population in Households 283,441
Population in Familes 211,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,190
Population Density1 350
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 122,427
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 72,904
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78,419 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,008 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,716 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $270,634
Average Home Value $332,849


Median Household Income $60,393
Average Household Income $83,259
Per Capita Income $35,306
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.63%
Households 0.68% 0.68%
Families 0.47% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cumberland County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 2 94th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.