Norridgewock is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,278 people and just one neighborhood, Norridgewock is the 138th largest community in Maine.
Norridgewock is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Norridgewock is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norridgewock who work in office and administrative support (17.38%), sales jobs (16.24%), and management occupations (5.82%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.74% 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.
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, Norridgewock has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Norridgewock a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Norridgewock 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 education level of Norridgewock citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.46% of adults 25 and older in Norridgewock have a college degree.
The per capita income in Norridgewock in 2018 was $43,026, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,104 for a family of four. However, Norridgewock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Norridgewock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norridgewock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norridgewock include Irish, English, French, Polish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Norridgewock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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 Norridgewock, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.4% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 12.7% 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 Norridgewock are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 31.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.5%), and 21.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.6%).
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 Norridgewock, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report French roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (8.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.4%) 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 (10.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.