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Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Saco is approximately 15,181 (1990), 18482 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,826 (1990), 7623 (2010).
The amount of land area in Saco is 99.684 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.256 sq kilometers.
The distance from Saco to Washington DC is 481 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Saco is positioned 43.53 degrees north of the equator and 70.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.


south of Portland in southern Maine, near the Atlantic Coast.
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History & History Related Items

This history page has quite a few links and much information about the Saco area and its history.

In 1617, Richard Vines and his group wintered here, but it wasn't until 1631 that a permanent settlement was established. The town was on both sides of the river and was first called Saco and the as Biddeford after 1718. The settlement grew slowly with the eastern side of the river finally separating from Biddeford in 1762. They named their new town Pepperrellborough for its founder. The town flourished and grew. By 1805, the long and difficult name was changed to the inital name of Saco. During the 1800's, many factories and mills opened in the Saco and Biddeford area. The city of Saco was incorporated in 1867.
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Saco Bay Trails

Saco is a community made of about 18,000 residents and business owners. We are a diverse area with lots of great activities, events, people and businesses. Our community arrived from the upper or management side of the sister community, Biddeford, where all the mills were located in the 1800's. We are the home of the Ferry Beach State Park, we have a large industrial park, We have many hotels, cottages, and camping grounds. We are located five minutes south of Old Orchard Beach, which has a large amusement park, and we are the home of Funtown, USA, another very large amusement park.
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Saco City Government

City of Saco
300 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
City Clerk: 207-284-4831

Saco Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
110 Main St # 1202
Saco, ME 04072-3516
Phone: 207-282-1567

Saco Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
110 Main St # 1202
Saco, ME 04072-3516
Phone: 207-282-1567

Saco Schools

Saco School Department - Union #7

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