Otis - Dedham is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,357 people and just one neighborhood, Otis - Dedham is the 196th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Otis - Dedham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Otis - Dedham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Otis - Dedham who work in sales jobs (12.75%), management occupations (12.68%), and healthcare (11.88%).
Another notable thing is that Otis - Dedham 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, Otis - Dedham’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Otis - Dedham is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Otis - Dedham really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Otis - Dedham perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Otis - Dedham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Otis - Dedham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Otis - Dedham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Otis - Dedham may be for you.
In Otis - Dedham, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Otis - Dedham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Otis - Dedham are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.44% of adults in Otis - Dedham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Otis - Dedham in 2018 was $47,876, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,504 for a family of four. However, Otis - Dedham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Otis - Dedham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Otis - Dedham residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Otis - Dedham include English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Otis - Dedham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
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 Otis - Dedham, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 49.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 36 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.6% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maine. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.5% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Maine. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.0% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 9.9% have French ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Otis - Dedham are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 49.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.0%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Otis - Dedham, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (28.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report German roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (9.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.2%), 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 (33.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.5%) 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 (9.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.