Franklin - Sullivan Area is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,012 people and just one neighborhood, Franklin - Sullivan Area is the 202nd largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Franklin - Sullivan Area is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Franklin - Sullivan Area is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Franklin - Sullivan Area who work in sales jobs (12.20%), management occupations (10.54%) and office and administrative support (10.15%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% 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
Another notable thing is that Franklin - Sullivan Area 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, Franklin - Sullivan Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Franklin - Sullivan Area’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Franklin - Sullivan Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Franklin - Sullivan Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Franklin - Sullivan Area 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 downside of living in Franklin - Sullivan Area is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Franklin - Sullivan Area, the average commute to work is 31.73 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.