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 85.72% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gorham who work in sales jobs (16.25%), office and administrative support (10.88%), and management occupations (9.59%).

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.

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.

The education level of Gorham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Gorham, 42.96% 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 Gorham in 2010 was $31,854, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,416 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gorham include Irish, French , German, and Italian.

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