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Alfred, Maine

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The location of Alfred

Welcome to Alfred ...

Alfred is located in York County and is the County Seat for York County.

The location of Alfred has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alfred has a population of 3,095 people<2> (see below for details).

Alfred is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alfred lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alfred: (207)

The ZIP code for Alfred: 04002<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alfred had a population of 3,019 people. This makes Alfred the county's 21st most populous community.

The population of Alfred represents 0.23% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,019 people, the population of Alfred increased 20.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,497 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alfred had an population of 3,095 people. This is an increase of 2.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.95% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alfred.

Communities near Alfred ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Biddeford   [Map]   21,488   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buxton   [Map]   8,253   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gorham   [Map]   17,450   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kennebunk   [Map]   11,380   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Old Orchard Beach   [Map]   8,855   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saco   [Map]   19,485   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alfred.

Communities Also Named Alfred ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alfred - they are located in Kansas, Michigan (2), New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alfred.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alfred. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alfred. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alfred.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alfred:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alfred ...

Looking for more information about Alfred? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alfred, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alfred.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alfred. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alfred.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alfred - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Alfred). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alfred or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alfred) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alfred. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alfred

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfred. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4765, Longitude: -70.7184     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alfred have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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