Durham, Maine

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Durham is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,419 at the 2000 census. It is included in both the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.4 km²), of which, 38.1 square miles (98.7 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (1.68%) is water.

Durham is bordered by Pownal, Auburn, Freeport, New Gloucester, Brunswick, Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, and Topsham.

Durham is considered a "gateway" town due to the fact that it connects two major Maine communities, the Greater Portland Area with the Lewiston–Auburn Area.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,381 people, 1,226 households, and 980 families residing in the town. The population density was 88.7 people per square mile (34.3/km²). There were 1,257 housing units at an average density of 33.0/sq mi (12.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.12% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 1,226 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.02.

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