Deer Isle & Stonington 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 3,003 people and just one neighborhood, Deer Isle & Stonington is the 158th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Deer Isle & Stonington is a blue-collar town, with 43.09% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Deer Isle & Stonington is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deer Isle & Stonington who work in farm management occupations (25.77%), management occupations (10.61%) and sales jobs (8.87%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Deer Isle & Stonington 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, Deer Isle & Stonington’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Deer Isle & Stonington is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Deer Isle & Stonington has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Deer Isle & Stonington a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Deer Isle & Stonington 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.
One of the benefits of Deer Isle & Stonington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.