Whitefield - Jefferson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,736 people and just one neighborhood, Whitefield - Jefferson is the 68th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Whitefield - Jefferson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Whitefield - Jefferson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whitefield - Jefferson is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitefield - Jefferson who work in teaching (10.69%), office and administrative support (9.96%), and management occupations (9.53%).
Also of interest is that Whitefield - Jefferson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Whitefield - Jefferson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.02% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Whitefield - Jefferson is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Whitefield - Jefferson a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Whitefield - Jefferson has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Whitefield - Jefferson’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Whitefield - Jefferson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Whitefield - Jefferson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Whitefield - Jefferson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Whitefield - Jefferson, the average commute to work is 31.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Whitefield - Jefferson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Whitefield - Jefferson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.66% of adults in Whitefield - Jefferson have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Whitefield - Jefferson in 2018 was $29,222, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,888 for a family of four. However, Whitefield - Jefferson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Whitefield - Jefferson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitefield - Jefferson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Whitefield - Jefferson include English, Irish, French, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Whitefield - Jefferson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
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 Whitefield - Jefferson, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 9.0% 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 25.4% have English ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% 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 96.2% 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 Whitefield - Jefferson are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 19.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.4% 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, 40.1% 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 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.9%), and 14.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.3%).
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 Whitefield - Jefferson, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (25.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.2%), and residents who report French roots (12.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.6%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.3%), 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 (32.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.2%) 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 (11.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.