Winthrop, ME

Winthrop profile

Living in Winthrop

Winthrop is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,121 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Winthrop is the 57th largest community in Maine.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Winthrop is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.58% 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.

Winthrop is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Winthrop isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 96.74% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Winthrop doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Winthrop are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.