Houlton, ME
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Houlton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,882 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Houlton is the 50th largest community in Maine. Houlton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns, Houlton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Houlton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Houlton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Houlton who work in sales jobs (15.51%), office and administrative support (13.83%), and healthcare (9.37%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Houlton is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Houlton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Houlton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.10% of adults 25 and older in Houlton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Houlton in 2010 was $21,418, which is lower middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,672 for a family of four. However, Houlton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Houlton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Houlton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Houlton include French , English, German, and Scottish.

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

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