Leeds is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,291 people and just one neighborhood, Leeds is the 201st largest community in Maine.
Leeds is a blue-collar town, with 37.45% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Leeds is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leeds who work in sales jobs (11.55%), management occupations (8.57%), and healthcare (8.21%).
A relatively large number of people in Leeds telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.89% 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, Leeds is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Leeds 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, Leeds has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Leeds’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Leeds, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.51 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Leeds doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Leeds who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.68% of the adults in Leeds have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leeds in 2018 was $27,861, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,444 for a family of four. However, Leeds contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Leeds home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leeds residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leeds include French, English, Irish, French Canadian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Leeds is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.
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.
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 8.3% 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 and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 5.2% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Leeds are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 40.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.8% of U.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, 36.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.9%), and 9.2% 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 93.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.
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 Leeds, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (16.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (5.6%), along with some Scottish 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (82.7%) 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 (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.