Danforth - North Washington Area is a tiny town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,592 people and just one neighborhood, Danforth - North Washington Area is the 228th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Danforth - North Washington Area is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.43% of the Danforth - North Washington Area workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Danforth - North Washington Area is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Danforth - North Washington Area who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), food service (10.43%) and farm management occupations (9.64%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.85% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Danforth - North Washington 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, Danforth - North Washington Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Danforth - North Washington Area is worth considering.