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

The community of Portland is the Seat for Cumberland County.

Cumberland County was founded in 1761.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cumberland had a population of 278,559 people. This is an increase of 4.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 265,612 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cumberland represented 20.83% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's most populous county (out of 16 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010281,674+6.05%+1.12% since 2009
2009278,559+4.87%+0.38% since 2008
2008277,512+4.48%+0.54% since 2007
2000265,612The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cumberland County Census Page for Cumberland County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cumberland County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cumberland County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Portland   63,00864,2491.93% decrease  
South Portland   23,97623,3242.8% increase  
Brunswick   21,99221,1723.87% increase  
Scarborough   19,23916,97013.37% increase  
Windham   16,90114,90413.4% increase  

Websites for Cumberland County

Official Website:   www.cumberlandcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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