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Welcome to Gorham ...

Gorham is located in Cumberland County<1>.

The location of Gorham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gorham has a population of 17,881 people<3> (see below for details).

Gorham is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Gorham: (207)

The ZIP code for Gorham: 04038<5>

Websites for Gorham ...

Official Website: www.gorham-me.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gorham had an population of 17,881 people. This is an increase of 9.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gorham had a population of 16,381 people (which is 5.82% of the total population of Cumberland County). This makes Gorham the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Gorham represents 1.23% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,381 people, the population of Gorham increased 15.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,141 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gorham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Gorham - they are located in Illinois, Kansas (2), Michigan, New Hampshire, New York and North Dakota.

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

Communities near Gorham ...

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

  • Portland [Cumberland County]
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    • Portland [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Gorham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<7>
  • South Portland [Cumberland County]
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    • South Portland [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Gorham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,950 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Portland<7>
  • Scarborough [Cumberland County]
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    • Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Gorham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarborough<7>
  • Biddeford [York County]
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    • Biddeford [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Gorham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saco [York County]
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      • Saco [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,121 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saco<7>
    • Windham [Cumberland County]
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      • Windham [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<7>
    • Falmouth [Cumberland County]
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      • Falmouth [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falmouth<7>
    • Standish [Cumberland County]
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      • Standish [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Standish<7>
    • Cape Elizabeth [Cumberland County]
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      • Cape Elizabeth [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Elizabeth<7>
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
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      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Gorham
      • 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.<2> 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<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gorham ...

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

Adding Gorham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gorham 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 Gorham was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gorham: www.gorham-me.org/

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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gorham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gorham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Gorham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gorham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gorham) 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 Gorham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GorhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6795, Longitude: -70.4442       In this case, the coordinates for Gorham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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