Windham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,434 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Windham is the 13th largest community in Maine.
Windham real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Windham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Windham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Windham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Windham who work in management occupations (13.42%), sales jobs (12.62%), and office and administrative support (8.80%).
Also of interest is that Windham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Windham 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, Windham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Windham 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.
The population of Windham is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.71% of adults in Windham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Windham in 2018 was $35,937, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,748 for a family of four.
The people who call Windham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Windham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Windham include English, Irish, French, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Windham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.