Westbrook, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westbrook, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Westbrook is the 9th largest city in Maine with a population of 19,147 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westbrook: Saccarabigg, Saccarrappa.

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


Total Population 19,147
Daytime Population: Workers 17,428
Daytime Population: Residents 9,613
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,041
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 19,025
Population in Familes 13,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 1,116
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $51,426
Average Household Income $64,442
Per Capita Income $27,964


Total Housing Units 8,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,687 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,590 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $218,672
Average Home Value $241,050


Total Households 8,277
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,778
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 1.25% 1.07%
Households 1.24% 1.08%
Families 0.97% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

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, 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 # 9 94th
Population Density # 17 88th
Diversity Index # 11 92nd
Median Household Income # 46 65th
Per Capita Income # 51 62nd

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