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Welcome to Biddeford ...

The city of Biddeford is located in York County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Biddeford has a population of 21,504 people<2> (see below for details).

Biddeford was established in 1616.

The community of Biddeford is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Biddeford is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP codes for Biddeford: 04005, 04007<4>

Websites for Biddeford ...

Official Website: www.biddefordmaine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Biddeford had an population of 21,504 people. This is an increase of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Biddeford had a population of 21,277 people (which is 10.79% of the total population of York County). This makes Biddeford the county's most populous community.

The population of Biddeford represents 1.6% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,277 people, the population of Biddeford increased 1.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 20,942 people).

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

Adding Biddeford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Biddeford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Biddeford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Biddeford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Biddeford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Biddeford.

  • Portland [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Biddeford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 66,215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<6>
  • South Portland [Cumberland County]
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    • South Portland [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Biddeford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Portland<6>
  • Sanford [York County]
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    • Sanford [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Biddeford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<6>
  • Scarborough [Cumberland County]
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    • Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Biddeford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,991 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarborough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarborough<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
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      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<6>
    • Gorham [Cumberland County]
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      • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<6>
    • Falmouth [Cumberland County]
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      • Falmouth [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<6>
    • Kennebunk [York County]
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      • Kennebunk [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebunk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennebunk<6>
    • Wells [York County]
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      • Wells [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<6>
    • Standish [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standish
      • Standish [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Biddeford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standish have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Standish<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Biddeford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Biddeford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Biddeford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Biddeford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Biddeford. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Biddeford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Biddeford ...

Looking for more information about Biddeford? 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 Biddeford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Biddeford.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Biddeford: www.biddefordmaine.org/

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Biddeford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Biddeford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (such as Biddeford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Biddeford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Biddeford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Biddeford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Biddeford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Biddeford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4915, Longitude: -70.4550    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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