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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Rumford is a town in Maine with a population of 5,730. Rumford is in Oxford County. Living in Rumford offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Rumford and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$599
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Rumford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    562.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,004.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Rumford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,777
National
$55,322
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Rumford Reviews

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Born and raised in Rumford Maine, once you get passed the smell of the mill, it is a very beautiful place. I love going to the Information Booth and looking at the Rumford falls. A water fall located in Rumford. Coming here in the fall is the best time of year as we have a pumpkin festival. The leaves are also really pretty to look at and take pictures of. Its a nice quite town and I love it here.
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I've lived here my whole life. There isn't really anything to do here unless you like to ski in the winter. There are barely any jobs here, everything is dying. You can tell that this town thrives in the winter because of tourism, but otherwise it's pretty boring. It is family friendly depending on what section of town you live in. There are a lot of drugs here, too. I feel attached to it here because I've lived here my whole life, but I really want to get out of here.
I like the fact that we are nestled in the mountians of western Maine. We live in a mill town which was just bought by the Chinese, so we are hoping that, with this change, there will be more businesses to come to this cute, small town. For example, more places to eat, a movie theater, bowling alley and more activities, such as sports for adults. Overall, this a good town to raise children or to retire too.