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Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, in the Portland metro area.

The community was named for the cape, which was named after the eldest daughter of King James I

The latitude of Cape Elizabeth is 43.563N. The longitude is -70.2W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,068.


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Median household income
Local
$72,359
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cape Elizabeth demographic reports
Cape Elizabeth is on Casco Bay
The explosion of a Navy ship off Cape Elizabeth killed 49 men in 1945
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Ford, film director
· Joan Benoit Samuelson, marathon runner, Olympic medallist
Nearby parks & recreation: Crescent Beach State Park, Two Lights State Park
Historic sites and museums: Fort Williams Park Museum at Portland Head Light, Two Lights
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Cape Elizabeth residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cape Elizabeth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cape Elizabeth was $37,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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59% of Cape Elizabeth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cape Elizabeth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $776.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.


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Libraries in Cape Elizabeth include Cape Elizabeth - Thomas Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cape Elizabeth include Cape Elizabeth Cape Courier, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry

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The average commute time for Cape Elizabeth workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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