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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.95% 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
In addition, Cumberland & Chebeague Island 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.