Shirley - Monson Area is a tiny town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,272 people and just one neighborhood, Shirley - Monson Area is the 225th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shirley - Monson Area is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shirley - Monson Area is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shirley - Monson Area who work in management occupations (9.22%), teaching (9.02%) and office and administrative support (8.40%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.71% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Shirley - Monson Area is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Shirley - Monson Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Overall, Shirley - Monson Area’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Shirley - Monson Area is worth considering.
Shirley - Monson Area is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.