Belgrade is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,252 people and just one neighborhood, Belgrade is the 139th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belgrade is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belgrade is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belgrade who work in healthcare (13.60%), management occupations (10.25%), and healthcare suport services (9.31%).
Also of interest is that Belgrade has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another notable thing is that Belgrade is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Belgrade’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Belgrade is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belgrade a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Belgrade has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belgrade’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Belgrade has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Belgrade a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The education level of Belgrade citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.51% of adults in Belgrade have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belgrade in 2018 was $47,201, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,804 for a family of four. However, Belgrade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Belgrade home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belgrade residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belgrade include French, Irish, English, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Belgrade is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Maine. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 7.7% have French Canadian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Belgrade are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 46.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.9%), and 16.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.1% of households. Some people also speak French (6.9%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Belgrade, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (18.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.5%), and residents who report English roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (7.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (7.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.