Rome - Mount Vernon is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,478 people and just one neighborhood, Rome - Mount Vernon is the 131st largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Rome - Mount Vernon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rome - Mount Vernon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rome - Mount Vernon is a town of professionals, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rome - Mount Vernon who work in management occupations (20.29%), teaching (9.09%), and healthcare (8.07%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.65% 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.
Another notable thing is that Rome - Mount Vernon 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, Rome - Mount Vernon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rome - Mount Vernon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rome - Mount Vernon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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, Rome - Mount Vernon is worth considering.
In Rome - Mount Vernon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Rome - Mount Vernon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Rome - Mount Vernon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.91% of adults in Rome - Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rome - Mount Vernon in 2018 was $33,465, 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 $133,860 for a family of four. However, Rome - Mount Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rome - Mount Vernon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rome - Mount Vernon residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rome - Mount Vernon include English, French, Irish, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Rome - Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
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 46.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.2% 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.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 39 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.0% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Maine. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 6.7% have French Canadian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian 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 Rome - Mount Vernon are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 49.2% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.0%), 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 95.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
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 Rome - Mount Vernon, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.2%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (17.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (17.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.7%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (6.7%), 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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.5%) 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 (11.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.