Westbrook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 20,572 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Westbrook is the tenth largest community in Maine.
Westbrook real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Westbrook house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Westbrook has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.31% 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.
The education level of Westbrook citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.98% of adults in Westbrook have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Westbrook in 2018 was $36,147, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,588 for a family of four. However, Westbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Westbrook is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Westbrook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westbrook residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Westbrook include Irish, English, French, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Westbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Arabic.