Scarborough, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scarborough, Maine - Basic Facts

The Scarborough Census Designated Place had a population of 4,660 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scarborough: Black Point, Scarboro.

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


Total Population 4,660
Daytime Population: Workers 5,075
Daytime Population: Residents 1,875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 4,505
Population in Familes 3,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 937
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $68,578
Average Household Income $96,258
Per Capita Income $41,779


Total Housing Units 2,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,424 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 625 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $289,550
Average Home Value $299,018


Total Households 2,049
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,223
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 0.79% 0.76%
Households 0.92% 0.84%
Families 0.94% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 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 # 32 76th
Population Density # 27 80th
Diversity Index # 15 88th
Median Household Income # 17 88th
Per Capita Income # 14 90th

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