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Burnham - Troy, ME

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Overview


Burnham - Troy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,272 people and just one neighborhood, Burnham - Troy is the 71st largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burnham - Troy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burnham - Troy is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnham - Troy who work in management occupations (13.58%), sales jobs (11.30%), and office and administrative support (10.41%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 23.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

Overall, Burnham - Troy’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

One downside of living in Burnham - Troy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.56 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

The population of Burnham - Troy overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Burnham - Troy, 23.17% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Burnham - Troy in 2018 was $23,984, which is low income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,936 for a family of four. However, Burnham - Troy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Burnham - Troy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burnham - Troy residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Burnham - Troy include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Burnham - Troy is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.7% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 12.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the neighborhood stands out within Maine for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in ME.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 37 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 91.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Burnham - Troy are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 38.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.6%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Burnham - Troy, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (26.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (60.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) and 6.0% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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