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 87.26% 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 (14.23%), management occupations (12.91%), and office and administrative support (11.62%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Scarborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scarborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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.

The citizens of Scarborough are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.97% of adults in Scarborough 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 Scarborough in 2010 was $40,139, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,556 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 Irish, French , Italian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Scarborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).