Gray is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,269 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gray is the 36th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Gray isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gray are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gray is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gray who work in management occupations (12.29%), office and administrative support (11.97%), and sales jobs (9.62%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.42% 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 of many things, Gray is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Gray a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Gray has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Gray’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gray has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gray a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The citizens of Gray are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.80% of adults in Gray 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 Gray in 2018 was $45,211, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,844 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 French and Langs. of India.