Belfast, ME

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Belfast Profile


Overview

Belfast is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,682 people and just one neighborhood, Belfast is the 47th largest community in Maine. Belfast has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Belfast is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Belfast is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belfast who work in sales jobs (13.62%), management occupations (10.08%), and office and administrative support (8.59%).

Of important note, Belfast is also a city of artists. Belfast has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Belfast’s character.

Also of interest is that Belfast 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: 13.67% 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.


Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Belfast is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Belfast is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

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

Belfast Demographics

The citizens of Belfast are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.44% of adults in Belfast have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Belfast in 2010 was $23,969, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,876 for a family of four. However, Belfast contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Belfast is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Belfast 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Belfast VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Belfast 0.101011101001110
Maine 18.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

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District Quality Compared to Maine

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Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Stockton Springs Elementary School
113 Church Street
Stockton Springs, ME, 04981
PK-PK
Searsport Elementary School
30 Mortland Road
Searsport, ME, 04974
KG-05
Searsport District High School
24 Mortland Road
Searsport, ME, 04974
09-12
Searsport District Middle School
26 Mortland Road
Searsport, ME, 04974
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 62.1% 45.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 52.7% 39.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.4% 6.4%

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RSU 71


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Maine

(10 is best)

Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Captain Albert W. Stevens School
31 Elementary Avenue
Belfast, ME, 04915
KG-05
Ames Elementary School
165 New England Road
Searsmont, ME, 04973
02-05
Kermit S Nickerson School
18 Townhouse Road
Swanville, ME, 04915
PK-05
Gladys Weymouth Elem School
2 South Main Street
Morrill, ME, 04952
PK-01
East Belfast School
14 Swan Lake Avenue
Belfast, ME, 04915
PK-05
Belfast Area High School
98 Waldo Ave.
Belfast, ME, 04915
09-12
Troy A Howard Middle School
173 Lincolnville Avenue
Belfast, ME, 04915
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 45.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 39.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.4%

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