Cushing - Friendship Area, ME

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Cushing - Friendship Area Profile


Overview

Cushing - Friendship Area is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,716 people and just one neighborhood, Cushing - Friendship Area is the 183rd largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Cushing - Friendship Area, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.33% of Cushing - Friendship Area’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cushing - Friendship Area is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cushing - Friendship Area who work in farm management occupations (18.04%), sales jobs (8.57%), and management occupations (7.76%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.63% 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 Cushing - Friendship Area is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Cushing - Friendship Area is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cushing - Friendship Area’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cushing - Friendship Area has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cushing - Friendship Area has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cushing - Friendship Area than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cushing - Friendship Area may be for you.

Cushing - Friendship Area 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.

Cushing - Friendship Area Demographics

In terms of college education, Cushing - Friendship Area is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.50% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cushing - Friendship Area in 2018 was $29,651, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,604 for a family of four. However, Cushing - Friendship Area contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cushing - Friendship Area home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cushing - Friendship Area residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Cushing - Friendship Area include English, Irish, German, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cushing - Friendship Area is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Cushing - Friendship Area VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Cushing - Friendship Area Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Cushing Community School
54 Cross Road
Cushing, ME 04563
KG-05
Friendship Village School
23 School Street
Friendship, ME 04547
KG-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

RSU 40/MSAD 40


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Maine

(10 is best)

Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 50.9% 43.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 41.4% 36.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.5% 6.3%

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RSU 13


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Maine

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Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 54.7% 43.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 49.8% 36.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.9% 6.3%

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