Howland is a small town in Maine with approximately 1,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. The majority of residents own their homes in Howland, and 22% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $589/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Howland will save around $3,200 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Howland has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (30%). In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Howland: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 14% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 5% of residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the town. Howland workers earn an average annual income of about $47K, around $15,000 less than the average Maine resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 27 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Howland residents know that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (33%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
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