Fayette - Wayne is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,310 people and just one neighborhood, Fayette - Wayne is the 198th largest community in Maine.
Fayette - Wayne real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Fayette - Wayne house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Fayette - Wayne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fayette - Wayne is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fayette - Wayne who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), management occupations (10.99%), and teaching (10.57%).
Of important note, Fayette - Wayne is also a town of artists. Fayette - Wayne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fayette - Wayne’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Fayette - Wayne telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.82% 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.
Another notable thing is that Fayette - Wayne is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Fayette - Wayne’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Fayette - Wayne is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fayette - Wayne a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fayette - Wayne has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fayette - Wayne’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fayette - Wayne is worth considering.
In Fayette - Wayne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.87 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Fayette - Wayne does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Fayette - Wayne ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fayette - Wayne, 42.83% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Fayette - Wayne in 2018 was $33,012, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,048 for a family of four. However, Fayette - Wayne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fayette - Wayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fayette - Wayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fayette - Wayne include English, Irish, German, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Fayette - Wayne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fayette - Wayne, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Maine, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Maine.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 27.5% have English ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fayette - Wayne are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.9% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.2%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.5%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Fayette - Wayne, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (27.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report German roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (12.1%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (9.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (76.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.