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South Berwick, ME
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South Berwick profile

Living in South Berwick

South Berwick is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,670 people and two associated neighborhoods, South Berwick is the 42nd largest community in Maine.

South Berwick real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although South Berwick 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: 9.93% 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.

South Berwick 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, South Berwick’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The population of South Berwick is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.05% of adults in South Berwick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Berwick in 2018 was $43,246, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,984 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in South Berwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Polish.

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