Skowhegan is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,598 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Skowhegan is the 32nd largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Skowhegan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Skowhegan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Skowhegan is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Skowhegan who work in sales jobs (15.19%), office and administrative support (9.47%), and healthcare suport services (6.01%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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, Skowhegan is worth considering.
The education level of Skowhegan citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.96% of adults 25 and older in Skowhegan have a college degree.
The per capita income in Skowhegan in 2018 was $24,938, which is low income relative to Maine, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,752 for a family of four. However, Skowhegan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Skowhegan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Skowhegan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Skowhegan include English, Irish, French, French Canadian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Skowhegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.