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Westbrook, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Westbrook is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cumberland County at latitude 43.7079 and longitude -70.3526. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Westbrook, but most people and references simply refer to it as Westbrook, Maine.

The P1 Census Class Code for Westbrook indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Westbrook (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westbrook: Saccarabigg, Saccarrappa.

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Westbrook, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 18,293
Population in Households 18,171
Population in Familes 13,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 1,068
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 7,985
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,650
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,671 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,314 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 457 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $222,370
Average Home Value $246,730


Median Household Income $42,911
Average Household Income $58,325
Per Capita Income $25,509
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.06% 0.98%
Households 1.27% 1.04%
Families 1.01% 0.87%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.


Westbrook, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westbrook to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 9 94th
Population Density1 # 20 85th
Diversity Index2 # 9 94th
Median Household Income # 56 58th
Per Capita Income # 50 63rd

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