A small city located in Maine, Biddeford has a population of slightly more than 21,000. There are plenty of opportunities for young adults (15-24), who make up a higher percentage of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%). Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in Maine. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (51%) and owning (49%) their residence despite an average rent of $958 a month, which exceeds the state average by $107/month.
Biddeford residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit is not widely used. A small percentage of residents (5%) walk to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Biddeford, the most common four of which are retail, healthcare, entertainment, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 31% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of around $61K, Biddeford workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in Maine. Biddeford, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Biddeford has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 16% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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