Cumberland & Chebeague Island 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 7,864 people and just one neighborhood, Cumberland & Chebeague Island is the 45th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Cumberland & Chebeague Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Cumberland & Chebeague Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Cumberland & Chebeague Island is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cumberland & Chebeague Island is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland & Chebeague Island who work in management occupations (15.64%), healthcare (13.40%) and sales jobs (12.87%).
Also of interest is that Cumberland & Chebeague Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Cumberland & Chebeague Island is also a town of artists. Cumberland & Chebeague Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cumberland & Chebeague Island’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Cumberland & Chebeague Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.95% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Cumberland & Chebeague Island is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Cumberland & Chebeague Island’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Cumberland & Chebeague Island 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.