Litchfield is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,619 people and just one neighborhood, Litchfield is the 127th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Litchfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Litchfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Litchfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Litchfield who work in office and administrative support (17.20%), architecture and engineering (8.95%), and sales jobs (8.81%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.07% 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Litchfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Litchfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Litchfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Litchfield may be for you.
One downside of living in Litchfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Litchfield, the average commute to work is 31.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Litchfield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Litchfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.47% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Litchfield in 2018 was $35,354, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,416 for a family of four. However, Litchfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Litchfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Litchfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Litchfield include English, French, Irish, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Litchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Litchfield, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.0% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 5.1% have Welsh ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Litchfield are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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, 40.0% 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 21.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.2%), and 17.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 94.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Litchfield, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (24.4%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (10.0%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.9%), 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 (41.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (74.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.