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Encyclopedia > Scarborough, Maine

Scarborough is a town in Cumberland County on the southern coast of Maine. It is located about 7 miles (10 km) south of Portland. Since 1969, the town has had a Council-manager government. The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Nickname: The Forest City Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, Jr Area    - City 136. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 143.3 km² (55.3 mi²). 123.6 km² (47.7 mi²) of it is land and 19.7 km² (7.6 mi²) of it (13.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Bathing Beach, Prouts Neck, in 1905

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,790 people, 6,462 households, and 4,678 families residing in the town. The population density was 137.3/km² (355.7/mi²). There were 7,233 housing units at an average density of 58.5/km² (151.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.34% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population. Image File history File links Bathing_Beach,_Prouts_Neck,_ME.jpg Summary Bathing Beach, Prouts Neck, ME; from a 1905 postcard. ... Image File history File links Bathing_Beach,_Prouts_Neck,_ME.jpg Summary Bathing Beach, Prouts Neck, ME; from a 1905 postcard. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,462 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $56,491, and the median income for a family was $65,138. Males had a median income of $41,148 versus $31,372 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,321. About 3.0% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Early in the 17th century, John Stratton opened a trading post on Stratton Island, just offshore. Soon after the Massachusetts Bay Colony began expanding, he attracted settlers both to the island and the nearby mainland. On July 14, 1658, Massachusetts granted them a town charter as Scarboro. By 1676, the town had over a hundred houses. But then a series of Indian attacks killed many settlers and destroyed the town. After several attempts at rebuilding and more attacks, the survivors abandoned the site in 1680 and moved to Portland, Maine or back to Boston. A map of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... Nickname: The Forest City Country United States State Maine County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Mayor Nicholas Mavodones, Jr Area    - City 136. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Resettlement started in 1702 and several forts and blockhouses were built. Despite some attacks, the second settlement succeeded. By 1730, the area was economically prosperous. Cattle and timber were important local products for export, and available water power encouraged the opening of several saw mills. Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ...


Public schools

The Town of Scarborough has its own self-contained K-12 public school system, consisting of a high school (Scarborough High School (Maine)), a middle school (Scarborough Middle School), an "intermediate" school (Wentworth), and three elementary schools (Pleasant Hill School, Blue Point School, and Eight-Corners School. Scarborough High School is a high school (9-12) located in Scarborough, Maine. ...


Neighborhoods

  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pine Point (between the Scarborough Marsh and Saco Bay)
  • Blue Point
  • Prouts Neck (projects into the Gulf of Maine with its southwest shoreline marking the northeast end of Saco Bay)
  • Oak Hill (the town center, with town hall and the high school, as well as shopping plazas)
  • Higgins Beach
  • Dunstan Corner (West Scarborough)
  • North Scarborough

Fishermen on Saco Bay near Old Orchard Beach Saco Bay is a small arcuate embayment of the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic coast of Maine in the United States. ... Gulf of Maine The Gulf of Maine is a large gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of North America. ...

Famous people

Coordinates: 43°34′41″N, 70°19′18″W Rufus King (March 24, 1755–April 29, 1827) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. ... NY redirects here. ... Winslow Homer Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, most famous for his marine subjects. ... Kelly Moore (January 31, 1959 - )is the all time winningest driver in the NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch East Series and the driver of the #47 NAPA Chevy . ... Peter Laird (born January 27, 1954 in North Adams, Massachusetts), created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984 along with Kevin Eastman. ... Kevin Baines Eastman (born May 30, 1962) is an American comic book artist. ... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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