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Welcome to Cape Elizabeth ...

Cape Elizabeth is located in Cumberland County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cape Elizabeth has a population of 9,327 people<2> (see below for details).

Cape Elizabeth is near sea level<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Cape Elizabeth: (207)

The ZIP code for Cape Elizabeth: 04107<4>

Websites for Cape Elizabeth ...

Official Website: www.capeelizabeth.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cape Elizabeth had an population of 9,327 people. This is an increase of 3.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cape Elizabeth had a population of 9,015 people. This makes Cape Elizabeth the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Cape Elizabeth represents 0.68% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,015 people, the population of Cape Elizabeth has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,068 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cape Elizabeth.

Communities near Cape Elizabeth ...

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

  • Portland [Cumberland County]
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    • Portland [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Cape Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<6>
  • Biddeford [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
    • Biddeford [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Cape Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<6>
  • Saco [York County]
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    • Saco [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Cape Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<6>
  • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
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    • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Elizabeth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Windham [Cumberland County]
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      • Windham [Cumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<6>
    • Gorham [Cumberland County]
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      • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,962 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,440 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>
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
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      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Orchard Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Orchard Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Orchard Beach<6>
    • Yarmouth [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yarmouth
      • Yarmouth [Cumberland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,602 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yarmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yarmouth<6>
    • Buxton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Cape Elizabeth
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton

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 Cape Elizabeth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cape Elizabeth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cape Elizabeth. 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 Cape Elizabeth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cape Elizabeth. See our Newspapers Page for Cape Elizabeth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cape Elizabeth ...

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

Adding Cape Elizabeth to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cape Elizabeth was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cape Elizabeth on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cape Elizabeth: www.capeelizabeth.com/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

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 Cumberland, 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 Cape Elizabeth.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cape Elizabeth - 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 community (such as Cape Elizabeth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cape Elizabeth 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cape Elizabeth) 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 Cape Elizabeth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cape ElizabethOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Elizabeth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5660, Longitude: -70.2070    
<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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