Albion is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,035 people and just one neighborhood, Albion is the 213th largest community in Maine.
Albion is a blue-collar town, with 38.81% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Albion is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albion who work in office and administrative support (17.56%), sales jobs (10.86%), and management occupations (10.76%).
A relatively large number of people in Albion telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.54% 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.
The overall crime rate in Albion is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Albion has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Albion has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Albion than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Albion may be for you.
Being a small town, Albion does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Albion rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.09% of adults 25 and older in Albion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Albion in 2018 was $25,460, which is low income relative to Maine, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,840 for a family of four. However, Albion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Albion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Albion residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Albion include French, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Albion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 26.5% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 41 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 8.5% have Scottish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Albion are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.6% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 37.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.5%), and 18.6% 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 99.2% of households.
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 Albion, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (26.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (18.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (8.5%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (4.9%), 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 (46.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.7%) 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 (9.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.