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 21,504 people and five 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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.79%), sales jobs (10.47%), and food service (8.64%).
Biddeford 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The percentage of people in Biddeford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.73% of adults in Biddeford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Biddeford in 2018 was $30,469, 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 $121,876 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, French, Irish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Biddeford is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.