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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Harpswell is a town in Maine with a population of 4,857. Harpswell is in Cumberland County. Living in Harpswell offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Harpswell there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Harpswell and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Harpswell are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    34%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Harpswell

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,413
National
$55,322
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Harpswell Reviews

3 reviews
I’m a lifelong resident of Harpswell. I grew up on Bailey Island and now live in Orrs Island. I attended the local schools and so have my children. The public schools have much to offer if your kids are taught to take advantage of all the extra help, guidance and tutoring available. Students have achieved academic and athletic success and have gone on to do great things.

Our property taxes are one of The lowest in the state. We have beautiful waterfront areas accessible to the public. It’s a great place to be!
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My name is Jessica, I'm originally FROM across the bay in phippsburg. A town very similar in many ways as Harpswell. The residents here are more then just neighbors they're more like family. When I first came here I was a very lost,scared, confused ,alone young lady, who was struggling with substance abuse dependency as well as battling sever depression while trying to mother a set of new born fraternal TWINS alone. Not only did my neighbors but the local families all came together and extended their hands offering help, guidance, without judgment or strings attached. Im now 2 1/2 YRS sober, have full custody of my TWINS whom by the way think I the greatest mom ever, and I've just completed my 6 th month in medical school at ultimate medical academy online. I CURRENTLY Have a 2.58 GPA 2 1/2 yrs ago I honestly thought my next step was death,jail or institutions never did I DREAM I'd be here. I'M Harpswell is a town filled with hope,strength, faith,guidance if one's open to help.
My family has been living in Harpswell, ME for almost 11 years and I absolutely love it! Every restaurant has fantastic food! And the town always looks beautiful!