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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rumford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rumford is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rumford who work in sales jobs (13.34%), teaching (9.91%), and office and administrative support (8.76%).

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

Being a small town, Rumford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Rumford with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.36% of adults in Rumford have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rumford in 2010 was $19,372, 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 $77,488 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, French Canadian, and Italian.

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