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Georgetown - Woolwich, ME

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Overview


Georgetown - Woolwich 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 4,741 people and just one neighborhood, Georgetown - Woolwich is the 88th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Georgetown - Woolwich is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Georgetown - Woolwich is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Georgetown - Woolwich who work in management occupations (16.79%), office and administrative support (10.86%), and sales jobs (7.98%).

A relatively large number of people in Georgetown - Woolwich telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.42% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Georgetown - Woolwich is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Georgetown - Woolwich 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, Georgetown - Woolwich has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Georgetown - Woolwich’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Georgetown - Woolwich has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Georgetown - Woolwich has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Georgetown - Woolwich than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Georgetown - Woolwich may be for you.

Georgetown - Woolwich 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Being a small town, Georgetown - Woolwich does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

Georgetown - Woolwich is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.08% of adults in Georgetown - Woolwich have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Georgetown - Woolwich in 2018 was $43,049, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,196 for a family of four. However, Georgetown - Woolwich contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Georgetown - Woolwich, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

People

is ranked among the top 9.1% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Maine according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.6% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 1.7% have Lithuanian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Georgetown - Woolwich are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.0% 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 62.1% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 43.8% 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 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.8%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Georgetown - Woolwich, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (29.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report German roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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