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Minot - Mechanic Falls, ME

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Overview


Minot - Mechanic Falls is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,908 people and just one neighborhood, Minot - Mechanic Falls is the 64th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Minot - Mechanic Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minot - Mechanic Falls is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Minot - Mechanic Falls who work in management occupations (10.91%), office and administrative support (10.64%), and sales jobs (8.13%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.59% 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

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

Demographics

In terms of college education, Minot - Mechanic Falls is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.24% of adults 25 and older in Minot - Mechanic Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Minot - Mechanic Falls in 2018 was $32,834, 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 $131,336 for a family of four. However, Minot - Mechanic Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Minot - Mechanic Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minot - Mechanic Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Minot - Mechanic Falls include English, French Canadian, Irish, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Minot - Mechanic Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Minot - Mechanic Falls, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 2.4% have Finnish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Minot - Mechanic Falls are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.8% 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 54.5% 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, 30.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.6%), and 14.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Minot - Mechanic Falls, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (25.5%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (11.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.2%) 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 (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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