Boothbay 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 3,099 people and just one neighborhood, Boothbay is the 112th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Boothbay real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Boothbay house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Boothbay is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Boothbay is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Boothbay who work in office and administrative support (12.35%), teaching (10.85%) and management occupations (10.38%).
Of important note, Boothbay is also a town of artists. Boothbay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Boothbay’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Boothbay’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Boothbay is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Boothbay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Boothbay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Boothbay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Boothbay 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.61 minutes getting to work every day.