Biddeford is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 22,552 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Biddeford is the sixth largest community in Maine. Biddeford has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Biddeford real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Biddeford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Biddeford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Biddeford is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Biddeford who work in office and administrative support (16.47%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (9.69%).
One of the nice things about Biddeford 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.
The overall education level of Biddeford is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.77% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Biddeford in 2018 was $31,938, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,752 for a family of four. However, Biddeford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Biddeford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Biddeford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Biddeford include French Canadian, Irish, French, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Biddeford is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.