Scarborough is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 20,991 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scarborough is the tenth largest community in Maine.
Scarborough home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Scarborough real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Scarborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scarborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scarborough who work in management occupations (14.28%), sales jobs (14.19%), and healthcare (11.98%).
Also of interest is that Scarborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.32% 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.
Because of many things, Scarborough is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Scarborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Scarborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Scarborough is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
If knowledge is power, Scarborough is a pretty powerful place. 54.54% of the adults in Scarborough 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 Scarborough in 2018 was $49,422, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,688 for a family of four.
The people who call Scarborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scarborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Scarborough include English, Irish, French, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Scarborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Asian languages.