Athens - Harmony Area is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,999 people and just one neighborhood, Athens - Harmony Area is the 212th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Athens - Harmony Area, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.57% of Athens - Harmony Area’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Athens - Harmony Area is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens - Harmony Area who work in office and administrative support (10.04%), management occupations (7.87%) and farm management occupations (7.19%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.96% 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.
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 Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Athens - Harmony Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Athens - Harmony Area is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Athens - Harmony Area, the average commute to work is 31.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Athens - Harmony Area doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.