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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
Westbrook is a town in Maine with a population of 18,156. Westbrook is in Cumberland County. Living in Westbrook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Westbrook and residents tend to be liberal.
About Westbrook...
Population
18,156

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Westbrook 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
    80.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,853.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Westbrook

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,062
National
$55,322

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With a reputation as a changing former milltown - having the sites of the earliest mills in Maine - Westbrook is truly mixing the past, present, and future. As it’s major employer, Idexx has reached over $2 billion in annual sales and is an incredible community partner. Although it’s downtown seemed to struggle for many years from the federal “Urban Renewal” restructuring of its core, a downtown working group recently helped Westbrook achieve the 10th nationally-accredited Main Street America status, and growth along its river and many aggressive municipal and volunteer projects are helping this community capitalize on the outsizing and increasingly in-affordability of neighboring Portland.
Westbrook is truly making a move to return to the status as one of the shining jewels of the Pine Tree State!
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I have lived in Westbrook my entire life and it is my home. It may not be the wealthiest of cities in the greater Portland area but it is just as amazing. It is the city without having to be right in the city. You are a 10 minute drive from downtown Portland and a half hour drive away from Scarborough Beach, a great family beach!
Soon after we lost one of my classmates, I read a comment from a friend on someone else’s post, it stated “ #302 Family ” When I saw that, it became a reality. At that moment I realized a family might not always be the best, we fight, we have our ups and downs, but in the end, we will still be there for one another. Nothing will change where we came from; it will only change where we decided to go and continue to grow the love and create a new family away from home.
Next year I plan on attending the University of Maine at Fort Kent. I’ve visited a few times, and when I step on campus, It already feels like home. The atmosphere and the vibes I get are all positive. I’ve lost more people than I can count on two hands being only eighteen years old. I’ve learned to love a person for who they are, not who you want them to be. Never take anyone for granted. Our community is one of the strongest I know.