Scarborough, Maine Population 2024

24,228

Scarborough is a city located in Cumberland County Maine. Scarborough has a 2024 population of 24,228. Scarborough is currently growing at a rate of 2.13% annually and its population has increased by 8.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,241 in 2020.

The average household income in Scarborough is $152,818 with a poverty rate of 3.95%. The median age in Scarborough is 47.7 years: 46.5 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Scarborough Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Scarborough was:

  • White: 92.39%
  • Two or more races: 4.49%
  • Asian: 2.35%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Black or African American: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Maine
Land Area (mi²)
47.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
507.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.93% (1,987)
The current population of Scarborough, Maine is 24,228 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,241.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,61692.39%
Two or more races1,0014.49%
Asian5252.35%
Native American1200.54%
Black or African American520.23%
Other race10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Scarborough Population by Race

Scarborough Population Pyramid 2024

Scarborough Median Age

47.7

Total

46.5

Male

48.3

Female

Scarborough Adults

There are 18,329 adults, (5,207 of whom are seniors) in Scarborough.

Scarborough Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Scarborough Sex Ratio

Female11,54851.75%
Male10,76748.25%

Scarborough Population by Age

Scarborough Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1682.3978.321.7
Married5,2342.990.89.2
Non Family2,8051.1755.944.1
Female7783.179.720.3
Male3512.9867.832.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Scarborough Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2391.44%
Associates Degree1,4868.96%
Bachelors Degree5,68634.27%
Graduate Degree3,36520.28%
High School Graduate3,01218.15%
Less Than 9th Grade780.47%
Some College2,72716.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Scarborough Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scarborough Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,35315,0778,376
2+ Races643643302
Hispanic495495237
Asian333292196
Native American52520
Black474747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Scarborough Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,802$102,917$60,188
Graduate Degree$100,925$110,227$96,354
High School Graduate$43,272$51,487$38,461
Less Than 9th Grade$95,242$95,242$0
Overall$58,284$70,663$50,739
Some College$45,977$47,170$44,302

$58,284

Average Earnings

$70,663

Average Male

$50,739

Average Female

Scarborough Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scarborough Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Scarborough Language

95.04% of Scarborough residents speak only English, while 4.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.32% of the population.

Scarborough Language

Scarborough Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,8458034.05%
Hispanic797364.52%
Asian515203.88%
Multiple1,00170.7%
Black5211.92%

3.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.56%

Male Poverty Rate

4.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scarborough

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scarborough is Hispanic, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scarborough is Multiple, with 0.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.64%.

Scarborough Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.46%
Less Than 9th Grade5.88%
Some College3.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.8%

Scarborough Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.33%
Male Employed1.92%
Male Unemployed0.78%
Female Unemployed0%

Scarborough Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scarborough Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$146,907$180,552
Households$113,289$152,818
Married Families$160,313$-999,999,999
Non Families$59,744$82,500

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Scarborough Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Scarborough Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Scarborough Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Scarborough Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Scarborough Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,664

Number of Veterans

1,529

Male Veterans

135

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam691
First Gulf War237
Second Gulf War220
Korea89
World War II13

Scarborough Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+657
35 to 54368
65 to 74324
55 to 64204
18 to 34111

Scarborough Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,6149.47%
Hispanic6012.12%
2+ Races394.91%
Asian113.3%

Scarborough Veterans by Race

Scarborough Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scarborough Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Scarborough Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Scarborough Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Scarborough Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.59%

Born in Scarborough

96.29%

Native Born

3.71%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

1.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.29% of Scarborough residents were born in the United States, with 51.59% having been born in Maine. 1.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Scarborough Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,7535051.92%
202826,2485051.96%
202725,7435052%
202625,2385052.04%
202524,7335052.08%
202424,2285052.13%
202323,7235052.18%
202223,2185052.22%
202122,7134722.12%
202022,2411,1595.5%
201921,0826473.17%
201820,4354942.48%
201719,941950.48%
201619,8462291.17%
201519,6171130.58%
201419,5041961.02%
201319,3081850.97%
201219,123920.48%
201119,0311310.69%
201018,90000%

Scarborough Population by Year