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Athens - Harmony, ME

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Overview


Athens - Harmony is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,868 people and just one neighborhood, Athens - Harmony is the 226th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Athens - Harmony is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Athens - Harmony is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens - Harmony who work in maintenance occupations (11.50%), office and administrative support (8.31%), and healthcare suport services (7.89%).

A relatively large number of people in Athens - Harmony telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.08% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

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, Athens - Harmony has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Athens - Harmony a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Athens - Harmony is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Athens - Harmony, the average commute to work is 32.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Athens - Harmony does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Athens - Harmony with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.14% of adults in Athens - Harmony have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Athens - Harmony in 2018 was $24,130, which is low income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,520 for a family of four. However, Athens - Harmony contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Athens - Harmony home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Athens - Harmony residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Athens - Harmony include English, Irish, Scottish, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Athens - Harmony is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Athens - Harmony, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 36.1%, which is higher than 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 15 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 5.3% have French Canadian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Athens - Harmony are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.0% 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, 30.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.2%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Athens - Harmony, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report Scottish roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (27.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (70.8%) 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 (17.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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