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Welcome to Perham ...

Perham is located in Aroostook County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Perham has a population of 365 people<2> (see below for details).

Perham is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Perham (for example, toward Aroostook (NB)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Perham is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Perham: 04766<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Perham had an population of 365 people. This is a decrease of 5.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Perham had a population of 386 people. This makes Perham the county's 40th most populous community.

The population of Perham represents 0.03% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 392nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 386 people, the population of Perham decreased 11.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 434 people).

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

Communities Also Named Perham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Perham - it's located in Minnesota.

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

Communities near Perham ...

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

  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Perham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<7>
  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Perham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<7>
  • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Fairfield
    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Perham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<7>
  • Limestone [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Perham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
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      • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
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      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<7>
    • Ashland [Aroostook County]
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      • Ashland [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<7>
    • Easton [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Aroostook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<7>
    • Chapman [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Perham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Perham ...

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

Adding Perham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.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 Aroostook, 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 Perham.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Perham - 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 Perham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Perham 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Perham) 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 Perham. 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 PerhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8442, Longitude: -68.1974    
<6>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.
<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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