People

Life in Scarborough is sweet! And given the growth in the community, the secret is out.

Great schools, four beaches, competitive property tax rates, a growing restaurant community, world-class retailers, the internationally known Scarborough Marsh, walkable neighborhoods, you can find all of these features within 10 minutes to downtown Portland.

Want to know who lives in Scarborough? Let’s start with some simple stats:

  • 19,500 people
  • Growth rate of 51% from 1990 to 2010
  • 9th largest community in Maine

Significant characteristics of the population from the 2012 American Community Survey data, US CENSUS Bureau:

  • Mean Household Income: $101,219
  • Median Household Income: $77,463
  • Mean Family Income: $121,890
  • Median Family Income: $92,900
  • 56% of households in Scarborough have moved since 2000
  • 83.45% of households are owner-occupied
  • 68% of households are family households
  • 32% of households have one or more children under 18 years of age
  • 31% of households have one or more adults aged 65 and over
  • 68% of population is in the labor force
  • 48% of workers travel to Portland for their job
  • Mean travel time to work: 21 minutes
  • 95% of Scarborough residents have earned a high school degree or more
  • 45% have earned a bachelors degree or more
  • 15% have earned graduate or professional degree.

To find all of the available ACS data, download our excel files. We’ve done the work for you, culling through 100’s of tables to get you the most comprehensive picture of Scarborough Maine, in a useable format.