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. Much of the housing stock in Houlton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Houlton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.23%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and healthcare (10.81%).

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, Houlton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Houlton 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 12.15 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small town, Houlton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Houlton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.96% of adults in Houlton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Houlton in 2010 was $21,872, 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 $87,488 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 English, French , German, and Scottish.

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

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