Gorham, ME
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Gorham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 17,181 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.

Gorham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gorham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gorham who work in sales jobs (13.38%), office and administrative support (12.95%), and management occupations (10.20%).

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

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

Gorham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Gorham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Gorham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.42% of adults in Gorham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gorham in 2010 was $32,844, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,376 for a family of four. However, Gorham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gorham include English, French , German, and French Canadian.

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