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Wiscasset - Dresden, ME

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Overview


Wiscasset - Dresden is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 6,369 people and just one neighborhood, Wiscasset - Dresden is the 55th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wiscasset - Dresden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wiscasset - Dresden is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wiscasset - Dresden who work in management occupations (19.49%), sales jobs (11.89%), and food service (7.75%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.79% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wiscasset - Dresden has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wiscasset - Dresden a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Wiscasset - Dresden is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small town, Wiscasset - Dresden doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Wiscasset - Dresden are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.78% of adults in Wiscasset - Dresden have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wiscasset - Dresden in 2018 was $38,060, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,240 for a family of four. However, Wiscasset - Dresden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wiscasset - Dresden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wiscasset - Dresden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wiscasset - Dresden include English, Irish, French, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Wiscasset - Dresden is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Wiscasset - Dresden, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.1%) living in the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.0% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 6.4% have Dutch ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Wiscasset - Dresden are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.2% 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 58.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 40.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.4%), and 6.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Wiscasset - Dresden, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (28.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report French roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.4%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (6.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (76.3%) 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 (13.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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