Cumberland 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 8,605 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the 33rd largest community in Maine.
Cumberland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Cumberland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Cumberland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.14% 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.
Because of many things, Cumberland 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, Cumberland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cumberland 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.
One of the nice things about Cumberland 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.
If knowledge is power, Cumberland is a pretty powerful place. 67.58% of the adults in Cumberland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Cumberland in 2018 was $66,839, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,356 for a family of four.
The people who call Cumberland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cumberland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cumberland include English, Irish, French, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Cumberland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.