Profile for Rumford, Maine, ME
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Rumford is a town in Oxford County.
The community was named for Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count of Rumford
The latitude of Rumford is 44.553N. The longitude is -70.551W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,472.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Rumford demographic reports
Rumford is on the Androscoggin River
River falls powered 19th-century pulp and paper mills
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Rumford attractions: Pennacook Falls
Historic sites and museums: Rumford Area Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Coming into Rumford, Maine, on Route 108, the starless night icy black and very silent, soft rain glistening in the reach of headlights, the traveler feels that he alone survives in a world of tall pines and sleeping villages and eternal isolation.
-- A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
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5% of Rumford residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rumford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rumford was $16,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Rumford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rumford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $811.
Libraries in Rumford include Rumford Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rumford include Rumford Falls Times
The average commute time for Rumford workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Coming into Rumford, Maine, on Route 108, the starless night icy black and very silent, soft rain glistening in the reach of headlights, the traveler feels that he alone survives in a world of tall pines and sleeping villages and eternal isolation. ”
~ A Sense of Place: Listening to Americans
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