Winthrop is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,144 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Winthrop is the 57th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Winthrop isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Winthrop are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winthrop is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winthrop who work in office and administrative support (13.50%), sales jobs (10.97%), and healthcare (8.67%).
Also of interest is that Winthrop 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: 8.58% 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.
Winthrop is a very car-oriented town. 96.74% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Winthrop is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Winthrop has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Winthrop is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Winthrop citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.74% of adults in Winthrop have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winthrop in 2018 was $30,925, 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 $123,700 for a family of four. However, Winthrop contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Winthrop home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winthrop residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Winthrop include English, Irish, French, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Winthrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Greek.