Presque Isle, ME
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Presque Isle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 9,171 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Presque Isle is the 21st largest community in Maine.

Presque Isle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Presque Isle is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Presque Isle who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), sales jobs (11.94%), and teaching (8.49%).

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

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.16 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Presque Isle is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.63% of adults 25 and older in Presque Isle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Presque Isle in 2010 was $22,485, 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 $89,940 for a family of four.

The people who call Presque Isle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Presque Isle residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Presque Isle include French , Irish, Swedish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Presque Isle is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.