Living in Scarborough, ME

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Scarborough SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
7
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Scarborough, ME Crime Report

260
Total Crimes
1,295.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-49.57%
Below National Average

Scarborough, Maine Info Snack

Scarborough is a town in Cumberland County on the southern coast of the U.S. state of Maine. The town is a coastal resort area. Located about 7 miles (11 km) south of Portland, Scarborough is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. The population was 18,919 at the 2010 census.
Population
4,796
Unemployment
2.2%
Poverty
10.1%
Median Home
$302,700
Median Income
$76,831
Median Rent
$1,251

Scarborough, ME Photos

Rankings for Scarborough in Maine

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Map Of Scarborough, ME

Population over time in Scarborough

Year Population % Change
2017 4,796 -1.6%
2016 4,876 -7.4%
2015 5,268 14.5%
2014 4,601 -6.7%
2013 4,931 9.4%
2012 4,509 6.0%
2011 4,252 3.4%
2010 4,113 -5.1%
2009 4,336 -
Crime/100k Scarborough ME USA
Violent Crime 34.9 112.1 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.8 5.0
Robbery 0.0 17.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 19.9 60.0 246.8
Property Crime 1260.5 1357.8 2199.5
Burglary 74.7 202.7 376.0
Larceny 1145.9 1097.1 1594.6
Car Theft 39.9 58.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Scarborough

White
82.2% (3,944)
African American
3.9% (187)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
11.5% (551)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (13)
Two Or More
1.0% (47)
Hispanic
1.1% (54)
Race Scarborough ME USA
White 82.2% 93.4% 61.1%
African American 3.9% 1.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 11.5% 1.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.1% 1.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Scarborough, Maine

Less than $10,000
7.0% (33,613)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (33,613)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.4% (30,690)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.7% (31,908)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.3% (39,946)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.0% (62,355)
$75,000 to $99,999
15.4% (73,803)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.7% (94,263)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.9% (33,126)
$200,000 or more
9.6% (46,279)
Income Scarborough ME USA
Less than $10,000 7.0% 6.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.4% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.7% 10.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.3% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.0% 19.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 15.4% 13.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.7% 13.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.9% 4.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 9.6% 4.1% 7.0%

Gender in Scarborough

Female
52.8% (2,534)
Male
47.2% (2,262)
Gender Scarborough ME USA
Female 52.8% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Scarborough for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (143)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (239)
High School / GED
27.0% (1,294)
Some College
8.0% (383)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (431)
Bachelor's Degree
29.0% (1,390)
Master's Degree
16.0% (767)
Professional Degree
2.0% (95)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (47)
Education Scarborough ME USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 8.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 16.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Scarborough

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Scarborough Maine has excellent schools and a very active School Committee. It is closely located to several colleges as well. There are a variety of beautiful neighborhoods to choose from - large developments with many houses placed on very large lots, condo developments, over 50 neighborhoods....the list is endless!

There are several beaches which are just breathtaking and a multitude of restaurants - everything from casual and family friendly to fine dining. Scarborough is just minutes from main shopping areas- the Maine Mall in South Portland with many favorite chain stores to the more quirky and intimate Old Port area in Portland which showcases locally owned businesses.

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