Old Town, ME
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Old Town is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,624 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Old Town is the 35th largest community in Maine. Old Town has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Old Town isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Old Town are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Old Town is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Old Town who work in office and administrative support (14.72%), sales jobs (12.10%), and teaching (11.04%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Old Town has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Old Town, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Old Town provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The percentage of people in Old Town who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.79% of adults in Old Town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Old Town in 2010 was $21,278, which is lower middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,112 for a family of four. However, Old Town contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Old Town is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Tagalog.