Gorham is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 18,426 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.80% 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.
In addition, Gorham is a college town. There are a lot of students in Gorham attending college, and as a result Gorham provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Gorham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Gorham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Gorham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.99% of adults in Gorham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gorham in 2018 was $40,200, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,800 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gorham include Irish, English, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gorham is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.