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Scarborough
  • Suburb in Maine

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Scarborough is a suburb of with a population of 22,315. Scarborough is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Scarborough offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Scarborough and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Scarborough are highly rated.

About

About Scarborough...
Population
22,315

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$460,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,666
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Scarborough Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    34.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    21.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    8.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    130.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,431.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Scarborough

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,289
National
$75,149

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