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 22,562 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Scarborough is the seventh 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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Scarborough is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
If knowledge is power, Scarborough is a pretty powerful place. 55.01% of the adults in Scarborough have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Scarborough in 2018 was $56,863, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,452 for a family of four.
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, Irish, French, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Scarborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.