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 19,964 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saco is the 11th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saco is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Saco is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saco who work in management occupations (13.32%), office and administrative support (10.50%), and sales jobs (9.65%).
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.
Saco 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.
The population of Saco is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.38% of adults in Saco have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Saco in 2018 was $36,931, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,724 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Saco include Irish, English, French Canadian, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Saco is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.