Washington - Union is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 4,023 people and just one neighborhood, Washington - Union is the 108th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns, Washington - Union isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Washington - Union are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washington - Union is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington - Union who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), management occupations (10.08%), and sales jobs (9.43%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.33% 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.
Because of many things, Washington - Union is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Washington - Union really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Washington - Union perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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, Washington - Union is worth considering.
Being a small town, Washington - Union does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Washington - Union is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.20% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washington - Union in 2018 was $31,887, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,548 for a family of four. However, Washington - Union contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Washington - Union home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washington - Union residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Washington - Union include English, Irish, German, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Washington - Union is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 5.3% have Scottish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Washington - Union are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 8.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 34.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.1%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.6%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Washington - Union, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report German roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (7.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.