Westbrook, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Westbrook, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Westbrook is the 8th largest city in Maine with a population of 19,776 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westbrook: Saccarabigg, Saccarrappa.

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Westbrook, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,776
Population in Households 19,653
Population in Familes 14,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 1,153
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $51,523
Average Household Income $65,228
Per Capita Income $28,001


Total Housing Units 8,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,660 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,798 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 472 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $222,868
Average Home Value $241,470


Total Households 8,458
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,871
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.5% 1.4%
Households 1.36% 1.3%
Families 1.09% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Westbrook, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westbrook to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 8 95th
Population Density # 15 89th
Diversity Index # 11 92nd
Median Household Income # 50 62nd
Per Capita Income # 54 59th

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