Gorham, ME

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Living in Gorham

Gorham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 17,978 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gorham is the 14th largest community in Maine.

Gorham real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Gorham house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Gorham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gorham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gorham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gorham who work in sales jobs (12.98%), office and administrative support (11.08%), and management occupations (9.34%).

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

Gorham is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Gorham enrolled in college, Gorham has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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

Gorham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.59% of adults in Gorham have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Gorham in 2018 was $35,589, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,356 for a family of four. However, Gorham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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