Cumberland, ME

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Living in Cumberland

Cumberland is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,473 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the 33rd largest community in Maine.

Cumberland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Cumberland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Cumberland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cumberland is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland who work in management occupations (14.18%), business and financial occupations (12.99%), and healthcare (10.55%).

Of important note, Cumberland is also a town of artists. Cumberland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cumberland’s character.

Also of interest is that Cumberland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Cumberland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.76% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Cumberland 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, Cumberland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cumberland 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.

Cumberland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Cumberland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Cumberland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2018 was $59,619, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,476 for a family of four.

The people who call Cumberland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cumberland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cumberland include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Cumberland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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