Bridgton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,344 people and just one neighborhood, Bridgton is the 60th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Bridgton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bridgton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bridgton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bridgton who work in sales jobs (18.63%), office and administrative support (10.85%) and healthcare (9.64%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Bridgton 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, Bridgton’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town 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, Bridgton is worth considering.
Bridgton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.