Waterboro is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,771 people and just one neighborhood, Waterboro is the 40th largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waterboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waterboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waterboro who work in office and administrative support (15.64%), management occupations (7.91%) and teaching (7.73%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Waterboro is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Waterboro a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Waterboro has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Waterboro’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Waterboro 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. Waterboro has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Waterboro than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Waterboro may be for you.
One downside of living in Waterboro is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waterboro, the average commute to work is 38.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.