Topsham, ME
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Topsham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,751 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Topsham is the 27th largest community in Maine.

Topsham real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Topsham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Topsham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Topsham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Topsham who work in office and administrative support (12.91%), sales jobs (8.53%), and management occupations (7.23%).

Of important note, Topsham is also a town of artists. Topsham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Topsham’s character.

Also of interest is that Topsham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Topsham has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Topsham has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Topsham than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Topsham may be for you.

The citizens of Topsham are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.75% of adults in Topsham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Topsham in 2010 was $32,845, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,380 for a family of four. However, Topsham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Topsham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Topsham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Topsham include French , Irish, German, and French Canadian.

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