Norway is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 4,942 people and just one neighborhood, Norway is the 64th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norway is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norway is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Norway who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), sales jobs (9.25%) and healthcare (8.69%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.09% 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
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, Norway has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Norway a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Norway 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.