Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor 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 2,256 people and just one neighborhood, Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor is the 167th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.04% of the Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor is a town of professionals, service providers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor who work in farm management occupations (13.47%), healthcare (10.73%) and teaching (9.18%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor is worth considering.
Gouldsboro & Winter Harbor 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.