Mount Desert, ME

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Mount Desert Profile


Overview

Mount Desert is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,070 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Desert is the 153rd largest community in Maine.

Mount Desert home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Mount Desert real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Mount Desert isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Desert are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Desert is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Desert who work in management occupations (17.05%), maintenance occupations (12.65%), and teaching (8.07%).

Of important note, Mount Desert is also a town of artists. Mount Desert has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Desert’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Mount Desert is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

In addition, Mount Desert is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Mount Desert is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mount Desert’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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, Mount Desert has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mount Desert a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Mount Desert is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Mount Desert is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Mount Desert Demographics

The citizens of Mount Desert are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.70% of adults in Mount Desert have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Desert in 2010 was $42,140, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,560 for a family of four. However, Mount Desert contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Mount Desert is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Desert 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Mount Desert 0.101011101001110
Maine 18.30
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Mount Desert 0.101011101001110
Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 19 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

MT DESERT CSD


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District Quality Compared to Maine

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Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mt Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbour, ME, 04609
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 32.7% 43.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 25.6% 37.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.1% 6.3%

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District Quality Compared to Maine

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Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mt Desert Elementary School
8 Joy Rd
Mount Desert, ME, 04660
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 14.9% 43.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.6% 37.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.3% 6.3%

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