Falmouth is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 12,102 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Falmouth is the 17th largest community in Maine.
Falmouth home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Falmouth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Falmouth is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Falmouth is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Falmouth who work in management occupations (15.59%), sales jobs (14.51%), and healthcare (11.32%).
Also of interest is that Falmouth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.57% 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.
Because of many things, Falmouth is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Falmouth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Falmouth perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Falmouth 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Falmouth, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Falmouth is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.26% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Falmouth in 2010 was $60,314, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,256 for a family of four.
The people who call Falmouth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Falmouth residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Falmouth include English, French , German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Falmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.