New Portland - Embden Area is a tiny town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,979 people and just one neighborhood, New Portland - Embden Area is the 223rd largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, New Portland - Embden Area is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.34% of the New Portland - Embden Area workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, New Portland - Embden Area is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Portland - Embden Area who work in office and administrative support (10.55%), sales jobs (9.26%) and personal care services (7.62%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that New Portland - Embden Area is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, New Portland - Embden Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, New Portland - Embden Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes New Portland - Embden Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in New Portland - Embden Area is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Portland - Embden Area, the average commute to work is 31.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, New Portland - Embden Area doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.