Sabattus - Wales is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,733 people and just one neighborhood, Sabattus - Wales is the 49th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Sabattus - Wales isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sabattus - Wales are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sabattus - Wales is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sabattus - Wales who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), management occupations (8.90%), and sales jobs (6.91%).
Also of interest is that Sabattus - Wales 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: 11.35% 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.
The overall crime rate in Sabattus - Wales is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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!) Sabattus - Wales 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. Sabattus - Wales has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sabattus - Wales than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sabattus - Wales may be for you.
In Sabattus - Wales, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Sabattus - Wales does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Sabattus - Wales citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.64% of adults 25 and older in Sabattus - Wales have a college degree.
The per capita income in Sabattus - Wales in 2018 was $33,955, 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 $135,820 for a family of four. However, Sabattus - Wales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sabattus - Wales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sabattus - Wales residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sabattus - Wales include English, French Canadian, French, Irish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Sabattus - Wales 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 real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 33.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.3% of the neighborhoods in ME. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 18.0% have French ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% 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 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Sabattus - Wales are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.4% 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, 34.7% 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 32.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.3%), and 14.9% 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 French and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Sabattus - Wales, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (25.2%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (21.8%), and residents who report French roots (18.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (17.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.3%), 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 (32.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (67.2%) 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 (21.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.