Falmouth, ME
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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 11,988 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 91.15% 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 (17.07%), healthcare (11.24%), and sales jobs (11.22%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.32% 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.

Falmouth is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Falmouth’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Falmouth 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.

If knowledge is power, Falmouth is a pretty powerful place. 66.17% of the adults in Falmouth have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Falmouth in 2010 was $54,273, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,092 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 Irish, French , German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Falmouth is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.