Greenville is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,606 people and just one neighborhood, Greenville is the 171st largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenville is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (14.30%), food service (13.77%) and personal care services (10.26%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Greenville 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.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Greenville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.46 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Greenville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.