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Westbrook, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Westbrook is the 9th largest city in Maine with a population of 18,525 as of July 1, 2015. Westbrook 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 Westbrook is located at latitude 43.7079 and longitude -70.3526 in Cumberland County. 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. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Westbrook (GNIS ID: 582802) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westbrook population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westbrook: Saccarabigg, Saccarrappa.

City of Westbrook, ME Boundary Map

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Westbrook, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,525
Population in Households 18,403
Population in Familes 13,358
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 1,082
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,067
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,659
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,686 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,381 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $222,248
Average Home Value $242,296
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,025
Average Household Income $57,641
Per Capita Income $25,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.04%
Households 1.22% 1.12%
Families 0.85% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 19 86th
Diversity Index2 # 11 92nd
Median Household Income # 58 56th
Per Capita Income # 55 59th

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