Gray is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,427 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gray is the 36th largest community in Maine.
A relatively large number of people in Gray telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.52% 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.
Gray 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, Gray’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!) Gray 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. Gray has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gray than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gray may be for you.
Gray is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.85% of adults in Gray 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 Gray in 2018 was $45,752, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,008 for a family of four. However, Gray contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gray home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gray residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gray include English, Irish, French, Scottish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Gray is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.