Scarborough, ME
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Scarborough is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 19,691 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scarborough is the tenth largest community in Maine.

Scarborough home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Scarborough real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Scarborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scarborough is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scarborough who work in sales jobs (16.37%), management occupations (12.43%), and office and administrative support (9.66%).

Also of interest is that Scarborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Scarborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Scarborough a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Scarborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Scarborough’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Scarborough 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.

Scarborough is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.02% of adults in Scarborough have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Scarborough in 2010 was $40,269, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,076 for a family of four. However, Scarborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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