West Paris is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 1,811 people and just one neighborhood, West Paris is the 162nd largest community in Maine.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Paris is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Paris is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Paris who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), healthcare (8.99%) and sales jobs (8.14%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.04% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
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, West Paris is worth considering.
One downside of living in West Paris is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In West Paris, the average commute to work is 31.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, West Paris does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.