Vinalhaven - North Haven Area is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,646 people and just one neighborhood, Vinalhaven - North Haven Area is the 207th largest community in Maine. Vinalhaven - North Haven Area has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Vinalhaven - North Haven Area real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Vinalhaven - North Haven Area house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Vinalhaven - North Haven Area, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.43% of Vinalhaven - North Haven Area’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Vinalhaven - North Haven Area is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vinalhaven - North Haven Area who work in farm management occupations (29.97%), management occupations (8.98%) and maintenance occupations (7.47%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.64% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Vinalhaven - North Haven 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, Vinalhaven - North Haven Area’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Vinalhaven - North Haven Area’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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, Vinalhaven - North Haven Area has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Vinalhaven - North Haven Area a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Vinalhaven - North Haven Area is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vinalhaven - North Haven Area spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.