East Machias & Machiasport 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 2,404 people and just one neighborhood, East Machias & Machiasport is the 192nd largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
East Machias & Machiasport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Machias & Machiasport is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Machias & Machiasport who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), management occupations (13.43%) and farm management occupations (11.41%).
Another important characteristic of East Machias & Machiasport is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in East Machias & Machiasport 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.
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!) East Machias & Machiasport 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. East Machias & Machiasport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in East Machias & Machiasport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, East Machias & Machiasport may be for you.
One of the nice things about East Machias & Machiasport 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.
Being a small town, East Machias & Machiasport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.