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%).
A relatively large number of people in Greenville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.17% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Greenville is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Greenville’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Greenville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Greenville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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 17.46 minutes getting to work every day.
Greenville is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.