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

The community was named after the city in Yorkshire, England.

The latitude of Scarborough is 43.578N. The longitude is -70.322W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,970.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$56,491
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Scarborough demographic reports
Scarborough is on the Atlantic.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Winslow Homer, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Greek Festival - July 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Scarborough web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Higgins Beach, Scarborough Beach State Park
Wildlife: Egrets, herons and other birds can be observed at the Scarborough Marsh Nature Center.

Historic sites and museums: Scarborough Historical Society Museum
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Scarborough demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04106 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Scarborough residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Scarborough ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Scarborough was $26,321, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Scarborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Scarborough festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Scarborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $693.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,290.


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Libraries in Scarborough include Scarborough Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Scarborough include Scarborough Current

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Traffic

The average commute time for Scarborough workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Scarborough between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Scarborough include Americas Best Value Inn, Black Point Inn, Blue Point Motel, Extended Stay America, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Higgins Beach Inn, Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point, Pride Motel & Cottages, Residence Inn, TownPlace Suites by Marriott.

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