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Gray, Maine - Basic Facts

The Gray Census Designated Place had a population of 917 as of July 1, 2017. Gray ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Gray is located at latitude 43.8864 and longitude -70.3241 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Gray Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The Gray Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583558) 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 Gray Census Designated Place is located within Town of Gray, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gray population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gray: New Boston.

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Gray, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 917
Daytime Population: Workers 817
Daytime Population: Residents 408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 916
Population in Familes 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 312
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $67,148
Average Household Income $80,572
Per Capita Income $34,078


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $204,839
Average Home Value $231,607


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.56%
Households 0.5% 0.61%
Families 1.35% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Gray, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gray to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 108 18th
Population Density # 93 29th
Diversity Index # 107 20th
Median Household Income # 18 87th
Per Capita Income # 24 82nd

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