Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,307 people and just one neighborhood, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is the 56th largest community in Maine.
Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham who work in management occupations (13.78%), office and administrative support (10.55%), and healthcare (9.27%).
Also of interest is that Bowdoin - Bowdoinham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.21% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bowdoin - Bowdoinham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bowdoin - Bowdoinham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bowdoin - Bowdoinham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham may be for you.
One downside of living in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bowdoin - Bowdoinham, the average commute to work is 33.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Bowdoin - Bowdoinham citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.15% of adults in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham in 2018 was $35,974, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,896 for a family of four. However, Bowdoin - Bowdoinham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bowdoin - Bowdoinham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bowdoin - Bowdoinham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham include English, French, Irish, Scottish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Maine. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 6.2% have Scottish ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.4% 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 58.1% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 44.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.8%), and 14.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Bowdoin - Bowdoinham, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.2%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.2%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.6%) 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.