Boothbay Harbor & Southport is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,764 people and just one neighborhood, Boothbay Harbor & Southport is the 149th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Boothbay Harbor & Southport real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Boothbay Harbor & Southport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Boothbay Harbor & Southport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Boothbay Harbor & Southport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boothbay Harbor & Southport is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boothbay Harbor & Southport who work in sales jobs (15.95%), office and administrative support (14.72%) and management occupations (10.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Boothbay Harbor & Southport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.12% 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
Another notable thing is that Boothbay Harbor & Southport is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Boothbay Harbor & Southport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Boothbay Harbor & Southport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Boothbay Harbor & Southport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Boothbay Harbor & Southport may be for you.
Boothbay Harbor & Southport 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Boothbay Harbor & Southport spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.