Jay is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 4,677 people and just one neighborhood, Jay is the 86th largest community in Maine.
When you are in Jay, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.88% of Jay’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Jay is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jay who work in teaching (9.89%), maintenance occupations (9.55%), and community and social services (7.24%).
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, Jay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Jay, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.96 minutes every day commuting to work.
Jay 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.
The citizens of Jay are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.26% of adults in Jay having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jay in 2018 was $32,940, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,760 for a family of four. However, Jay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Jay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jay include English, Irish, French, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Jay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.0% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 11.2% have French ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Jay are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.4% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 39.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.6%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.9%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Jay, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report French roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (11.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (88.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.