Westbrook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 17,978 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westbrook is the 12th largest community in Maine.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Westbrook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westbrook is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westbrook who work in office and administrative support (16.11%), sales jobs (14.29%), and food service (7.77%).
The percentage of people in Westbrook who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.89% of adults in Westbrook have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Westbrook in 2010 was $24,390, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,560 for a family of four. However, Westbrook contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, French , French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Westbrook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.