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Welcome to Saco ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saco has a population of 19,968 people<2> (see below for details).

Saco was established in 1631.

The community of Saco is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Saco is located in the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for Saco: 04072<4>

Websites for Saco ...

Official Website: www.sacomaine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saco had an population of 19,968 people. This is an increase of 8.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saco had a population of 18,482 people (or 9.38% of the total population of York County). This makes Saco the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Saco represents 1.39% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,482 people, the population of Saco increased 9.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,822 people).

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

Communities Also Named Saco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Saco - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2) and Pennsylvania (2).

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

Communities near Saco ...

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

  • Portland [Cumberland County]
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    • Portland [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Saco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,803 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Saco
    • 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<6>
  • Scarborough [Cumberland County]
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    • Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Saco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,527 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>
  • Sanford [York County]
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    • Sanford [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Saco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
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      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
      • 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 Saco
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Saco
      • 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>
    • Kennebunk [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennebunk
      • Kennebunk [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,706 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 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 Saco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,197 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 Saco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saco.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saco. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saco ...

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

Adding Saco to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About York County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saco: www.sacomaine.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 Saco.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saco - 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 Saco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saco 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SacoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5007, Longitude: -70.4430    
<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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