Eastport is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,272 people and just one neighborhood, Eastport is the 196th largest community in Maine. Eastport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eastport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eastport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eastport who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), teaching (10.55%) and food service (8.55%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.37% 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
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Eastport 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. Eastport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eastport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eastport may be for you.
One of the nice things about Eastport 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 Eastport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.58 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.