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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Old Town is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.58%), sales jobs (11.05%), and teaching (10.62%).

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.

Old Town is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Old Town enrolled in college, Old Town has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

In terms of college education, Old Town is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Old Town in 2010 was $21,222, which is lower middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,888 for a family of four. However, Old Town contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Old Town also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.19% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, French Canadian, and German.

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