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Gorham, Maine
—  CDP  —
Gorham, Maine is located in Maine
Gorham, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 43°40′50″N 70°26′29″W / 43.68056°N 70.44139°W / 43.68056; -70.44139
Country United States
State Maine
County Cumberland
 - Total 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)
 - Land 5.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 240 ft (73 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,164
 - Density 769.6/sq mi (297.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04038
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-28205
GNIS feature ID 0566976

Gorham is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Gorham, in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,164 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PortlandSouth PortlandBiddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Gorham is located at 43°40′50″N 70°26′29″W / 43.68056°N 70.44139°W / 43.68056; -70.44139 (43.68064, -70.441489).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,164 people, 1,317 households, and 783 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 769.6 people per square mile (297.2/km²). There were 1,371 housing units at an average density of 253.4/sq mi (97.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.76% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 1,317 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, most notable is the peterson household 47.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 31.2% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,368, and the median income for a family was $53,456. Males had a median income of $38,810 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,844. About 4.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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