Rumford, ME
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Rumford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 5,676 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rumford is the 53rd largest community in Maine. Rumford has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns, Rumford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rumford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rumford is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rumford who work in sales jobs (11.66%), office and administrative support (11.29%), and teaching (9.53%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rumford is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small town, Rumford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Rumford with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.95% of adults in Rumford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rumford in 2010 was $18,712, which is low income relative to Maine, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,848 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Rumford is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Italian.