Cape Elizabeth is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 9,304 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cape Elizabeth is the 25th largest community in Maine.
Cape Elizabeth home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Cape Elizabeth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Cape Elizabeth is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cape Elizabeth is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cape Elizabeth who work in management occupations (18.30%), healthcare (11.51%) and sales jobs (9.92%).
Also of interest is that Cape Elizabeth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cape Elizabeth telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.16% 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.
In addition, Cape Elizabeth is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Cape Elizabeth 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, Cape Elizabeth’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Cape Elizabeth is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Cape Elizabeth. 61.73% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Cape Elizabeth in 2010 was $52,078, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,312 for a family of four.
The people who call Cape Elizabeth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cape Elizabeth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cape Elizabeth include Irish, English, German, Italian, French and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cape Elizabeth is English.
|CAPE ELIZABETH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,678|
|CAPE ELIZABETH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||88.23%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||11.77%|
|TYPE OF CAPE ELIZABETH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||85.50%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.88%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||3.61%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.01%|
|SIZE OF CAPE ELIZABETH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||11.59%|
|AGE OF CAPE ELIZABETH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.70%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||34.69%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||38.72%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||18.89%|
|CAPE ELIZABETH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$372,794|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,324|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.11%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||1.14%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||6.00%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||25.76%|
|$311,001 - $415,000||24.75%|
|$415,001 - $518,000||12.93%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||15.76%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||6.74%|
|PEOPLE OF CAPE ELIZABETH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.35%|
|5 TO 17||20.81%|
|18 TO 24||5.15%|
|25 TO 34||4.04%|
|35 TO 54||29.03%|
|55 TO 64||19.85%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||18.77%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.68%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$98,438|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$52,078|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.57%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (17.98%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (13.48%)
Public Service (3.09%)
Information Technology (2.70%)
Real estate (2.46%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.99%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.13%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.04%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.31%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (28.90%)
French Canadian (4.06%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.03%)
African languages (1.07%)
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