York, ME
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York 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 12,862 people and two constituent neighborhoods, York is the 16th largest community in Maine.

York home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but York real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

York is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, York is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in York who work in management occupations (15.99%), sales jobs (11.60%), and office and administrative support (9.11%).

Of important note, York is also a town of artists. York has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape York’s character.

Also of interest is that York has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.68% 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.

Another notable thing is that York is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Because of many things, York is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making York 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, York has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, York’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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, York has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes York a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

York 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

If knowledge is power, York is a pretty powerful place. 50.25% of the adults in York have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in York in 2010 was $43,499, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,996 for a family of four. However, York contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call York home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of York residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in York include English, German, Italian, and French .

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