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Palermo - Freedom, ME

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Overview


Palermo - Freedom is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,321 people and just one neighborhood, Palermo - Freedom is the 200th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Palermo - Freedom isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palermo - Freedom are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palermo - Freedom is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palermo - Freedom who work in sales jobs (15.20%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and management occupations (9.78%).

A relatively large number of people in Palermo - Freedom telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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

Another notable thing is that Palermo - Freedom is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Because of many things, Palermo - Freedom is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palermo - Freedom a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palermo - Freedom has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palermo - Freedom’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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!) Palermo - Freedom 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. Palermo - Freedom has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Palermo - Freedom than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Palermo - Freedom may be for you.

One downside of living in Palermo - Freedom, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.63 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Palermo - Freedom is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.99% of adults in Palermo - Freedom have a college degree.

The per capita income in Palermo - Freedom in 2018 was $35,292, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,168 for a family of four. However, Palermo - Freedom contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Palermo - Freedom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Palermo - Freedom, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 34.8%, which is higher than 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 37 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 91.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. 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.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maine. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.3% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Yugoslav and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 8.0% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Palermo - Freedom are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% 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 70.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 36.6% 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 26.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.2%), and 12.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Palermo - Freedom, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (76.0%) 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 (12.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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