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 9,185 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Cape Elizabeth is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cape Elizabeth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cape Elizabeth perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Cape Elizabeth 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.
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||$385,274|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,512|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.11%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||1.14%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||6.00%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||25.76%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||24.75%|
|$428,001 - $536,000||12.93%|
|$536,001 - $803,000||15.76%|
|$803,001 - $1,071,000||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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