Farmingdale is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,000 people and just one neighborhood, Farmingdale is the 156th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmingdale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmingdale is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmingdale who work in office and administrative support (15.26%), sales jobs (9.74%), and community and social services (8.03%).
Of important note, Farmingdale is also a town of artists. Farmingdale has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Farmingdale’s character.
Also of interest is that Farmingdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Farmingdale is worth considering.
Being a small town, Farmingdale does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Farmingdale is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.72% of adults in Farmingdale have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Farmingdale in 2018 was $33,139, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,556 for a family of four. However, Farmingdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Farmingdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmingdale residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Farmingdale include English, French, Irish, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Farmingdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 30.4% have English ancestry.
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 Farmingdale are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 41.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.4% of U.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, 40.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 15.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.7%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Farmingdale, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (30.4%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (10.9%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.7%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.