Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area is a tiny town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,355 people and just one neighborhood, Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area is the 214th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area who work in management occupations (15.12%), office and administrative support (14.34%) and teaching (10.37%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.00% 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 Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area 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, Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Carrabassett Valley - Kingfield Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.