Gorham, ME
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Living in Gorham

Gorham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,336 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gorham is the 14th largest community in Maine.

Gorham real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Gorham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Gorham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gorham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gorham who work in office and administrative support (12.75%), management occupations (10.69%), and sales jobs (10.03%).

Also of interest is that Gorham 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 Gorham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.40% 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.

Gorham is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Gorham enrolled in college, Gorham has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Gorham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Gorham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Gorham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.70% of adults in Gorham 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 Gorham in 2018 was $37,639, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,556 for a family of four.

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

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