Saco, ME
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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 19,078 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saco is the 11th largest community in Maine.

Saco real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Saco house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Saco who work in office and administrative support (13.69%), sales jobs (11.32%), and management occupations (9.15%).

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.

In terms of college education, Saco is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Saco have a college degree.

The per capita income in Saco in 2010 was $29,755, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,020 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 English, Irish, French Canadian, and Italian.

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