Scarborough, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scarborough, Maine - Basic Facts

The Scarborough Census Designated Place had a population of 4,515 as of July 1, 2016. Scarborough ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scarborough is located at latitude 43.5995 and longitude -70.332 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Scarborough Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Scarborough Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377954) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Scarborough Census Designated Place is located within Town of Scarborough, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scarborough population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scarborough: Black Point, Scarboro.

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


Total Population 4,515
Population in Households 4,359
Population in Familes 3,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density1 908
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,991
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,373 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 618 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $288,939
Average Home Value $301,275


Median Household Income $68,324
Average Household Income $93,489
Per Capita Income $40,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.47%
Households 0.61% 0.61%
Families 0.61% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Scarborough, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scarborough to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 33 75th
Population Density1 # 30 78th
Diversity Index2 # 17 88th
Median Household Income # 15 89th
Per Capita Income # 14 90th

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