Skowhegan, ME
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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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Skowhegan who work in sales jobs (14.52%), office and administrative support (12.34%), and management occupations (7.23%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Skowhegan has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Skowhegan a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Skowhegan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.72 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Skowhegan 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.

The percentage of adults in Skowhegan with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.88% of adults in Skowhegan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Skowhegan in 2010 was $22,084, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,336 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Skowhegan include English, Irish, German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Skowhegan is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German.

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