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 sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belfast who work in sales jobs (17.39%), maintenance occupations (8.58%) and office and administrative support (8.16%).
A relatively large number of people in Belfast telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.37% 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
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.
Belfast is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Belfast is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.