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Farmington, ME
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Farmington profile

Living in Farmington

Farmington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,193 people and two associated neighborhoods, Farmington is the 41st largest community in Maine.

Of important note, Farmington is also a town of artists. Farmington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Farmington’s character.

Also of interest is that Farmington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Farmington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Farmington is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Farmington enrolled in college, Farmington has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

As is often the case in a small town, Farmington doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Farmington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.13% of adults in Farmington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2018 was $34,294, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,176 for a family of four. However, Farmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include English, Irish, French, French Canadian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Farmington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.