Saco is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 20,381 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saco is the 11th largest community in Maine.
Saco is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Saco is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saco who work in management occupations (14.57%), sales jobs (9.45%), and office and administrative support (9.23%).
Also of interest is that Saco has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Saco telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.41% 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.
One of the nice things about Saco is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Saco are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.35% of adults in Saco have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Saco in 2018 was $38,840, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,360 for a family of four. However, Saco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Saco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saco include Irish, English, French, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Saco is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German/Yiddish.