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Farmington is a town in Franklin County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Farmington is 44.670N. The longitude is -70.151W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,410.


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Median household income
Local
$26,814
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Farmington demographic reports
Farmington is on the Sandy River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Chester Greenwood, inventor of earmuffs
· Seth Wescott, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (snowboarding - snowboard cross)
Local festivals include:
  • Farmington Fair - Sept. 16-22, 2007
  • Chester Greenwood Day - Dec. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Farmington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Red Schoolhouse Museum, Union Meeting House
Colleges and universities: University of Maine
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Farmington residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Farmington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Farmington was $13,982, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Farmington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Farmington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $836.


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

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