Cape Elizabeth town is situated in Cumberland County, in Maine. This town is regarded as the most affluent municipality of the state as per the Census of 2000. The nearest city to this town is Portland. It is said, that Cape Elizabeth has been a nameless headland which was mapped by a Spanish cartographer in 1529. This town was named in honor of the sister of King Charles I, Elizabeth of Bohemia.
The population of the town as per the 2000 census was 9,068. 2009 population reached 8,825 people. Since 2000, it had a population growth of -2.67 percent.
As per the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.4 square miles, out of which 14.7 square miles is land and 43.7 square miles is water.
This town has the longest growing season in Maine. Cape Elizabeth gets 43 inches of rainfall and 72 inches of snowfall each year. The measurable precipitation of the town is 131 days. There are 200 sunny days per year in Cape Elizabeth. July is warm with 78 degrees and January month is quite low with 13 degrees.
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