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New Gloucester - Pownal, ME

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Overview


New Gloucester - Pownal is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,422 people and just one neighborhood, New Gloucester - Pownal is the 45th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

New Gloucester - Pownal is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Gloucester - Pownal is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Gloucester - Pownal who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), management occupations (8.79%), and healthcare (8.26%).

Also of interest is that New Gloucester - Pownal has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.94% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

New Gloucester - Pownal 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, New Gloucester - Pownal’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Demographics

In terms of college education, New Gloucester - Pownal is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.79% of adults in New Gloucester - Pownal have a college degree.

The per capita income in New Gloucester - Pownal in 2018 was $38,419, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,676 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in New Gloucester - Pownal is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 New Gloucester - Pownal, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

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 9.3% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.1% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 15.7% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 New Gloucester - Pownal are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.0% 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 68.5% 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, 39.7% 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 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.2%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 New Gloucester - Pownal, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (28.1%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (7.0%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.6%) 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 (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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