Fayette - Wayne is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,310 people and just one neighborhood, Fayette - Wayne is the 198th largest community in Maine.
Fayette - Wayne real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Fayette - Wayne house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Fayette - Wayne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fayette - Wayne is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayette - Wayne who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), management occupations (10.99%), and teaching (10.57%).
Of important note, Fayette - Wayne is also a town of artists. Fayette - Wayne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fayette - Wayne’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.82% 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.
Another notable thing is that Fayette - Wayne is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Fayette - Wayne is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fayette - Wayne 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, Fayette - Wayne has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fayette - Wayne’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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, Fayette - Wayne is worth considering.
One downside of living in Fayette - Wayne is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fayette - Wayne, the average commute to work is 31.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Fayette - Wayne doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Fayette - Wayne are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.83% of adults in Fayette - Wayne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fayette - Wayne in 2018 was $33,012, 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 $132,048 for a family of four. However, Fayette - Wayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fayette - Wayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fayette - Wayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fayette - Wayne include English, Irish, German, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Fayette - Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.9% 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.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Maine, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Maine.
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, 9.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 27.5% 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 Fayette - Wayne are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.8% 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 65.9% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.6% 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 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.2%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.5%).
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 Fayette - Wayne, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (27.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report German roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (12.1%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.2%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (76.4%) 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 (6.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.