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Saco, ME
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Saco profile


Living in Saco



Saco is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 20,872 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saco is the 11th largest community in Maine.

Saco real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Saco house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Saco 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: 9.60% 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.

One of the nice things about Saco is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Saco ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Saco, 40.75% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Saco in 2018 was $40,927, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,708 for a family of four. However, Saco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Saco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saco residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Saco include Irish, English, French Canadian, French, and German.

The most common language spoken in Saco is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.