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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Cumberland County is located in Maine with a population of 289,173. Cumberland County is one of the best places to live in Maine. In Cumberland County, most residents own their homes. In Cumberland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Cumberland County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Cumberland County are highly rated.
Population
289,173

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Cumberland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    73.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    201.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,495.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Cumberland County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,702
National
$55,322

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