Gorham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,426 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gorham is the 14th largest community in Maine.
Gorham real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Gorham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.80% 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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Gorham, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Gorham provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Because of many things, Gorham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gorham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gorham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Gorham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.99% of adults in Gorham 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 Gorham in 2018 was $40,200, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,800 for a family of four.
The people who call Gorham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gorham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gorham include Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gorham is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.