Penobscot & Castine, ME

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Penobscot & Castine Profile


Overview

Penobscot & Castine is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 2,605 people and just one neighborhood, Penobscot & Castine is the 193rd largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Penobscot & Castine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Penobscot & Castine is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Penobscot & Castine who work in office and administrative support (10.77%), teaching (9.42%), and sales jobs (9.32%).

Of important note, Penobscot & Castine is also a town of artists. Penobscot & Castine has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Penobscot & Castine’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Penobscot & Castine is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Because of many things, Penobscot & Castine 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, Penobscot & Castine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Penobscot & Castine 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.

Penobscot & Castine is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Penobscot & Castine 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.

Penobscot & Castine Demographics

Penobscot & Castine is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.19% of adults in Penobscot & Castine have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Penobscot & Castine in 2018 was $24,993, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,972 for a family of four. However, Penobscot & Castine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Penobscot & Castine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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Penobscot & Castine VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Penobscot & Castine Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Adams School
27 School Street
Castine, ME 04421
PK-08
Penobscot Elementary School
66 North Penobscot Road
Penobscot, ME 04476
PK-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

PENOBSCOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Maine

(10 is best)

Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 34.8% 41.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 23.2% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.6% 6.5%

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CASTINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Maine

(10 is best)

Better than of ME school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 15.7% 41.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.8% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.9% 6.5%

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