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Greenville, ME
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Greenville is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,437 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the 241st largest community in Maine.

Greenville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Greenville is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (20.00%), management occupations (14.29%), and healthcare suport services (12.71%).

Of important note, Greenville is also a town of artists. Greenville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Greenville’s character.

Another notable thing is that Greenville is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

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!) Greenville 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. Greenville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Greenville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Greenville may be for you.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.88 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Greenville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Greenville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.86% of the adults in Greenville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2018 was $27,687, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,748 for a family of four. However, Greenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Greenville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenville residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Greenville include Irish, English, French Canadian, French, and Scots-Irish.

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


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