Skowhegan is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,478 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Skowhegan is the 29th 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 office and administrative support (16.59%), sales jobs (13.25%), and food service (6.49%).
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.
Being a small town, Skowhegan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Skowhegan with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.20% of adults in Skowhegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Skowhegan in 2010 was $20,997, 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 $83,988 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Skowhegan include French , Irish, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Skowhegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German.