Living in Saco, ME

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Saco SnackAbility

8.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
8.5
Commute
8

Saco, ME Crime Report

330
Total Crimes
1,681.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-34.54%
Below National Average

Saco, ME Cost Of Living

113
Saco's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Saco, Maine Info Snack

Saco /sko/ is a city in York County, Maine, United States. The population was 18,482 at the 2010 census. It is home to Ferry Beach State Park, Funtown Splashtown USA, Thornton Academy, as well as General Dynamics Armament Systems (also known by its former name, Saco Defense), a subsidiary of the defense contractor General Dynamics. Saco sees much tourism during summer months, due to its amusement parks, Ferry Beach State Park, and proximity to Old Orchard Beach.
Population
19,342
Unemployment
3.0%
Poverty
8.9%
Median Home
$245,500
Median Income
$68,271
Median Rent
$1,035

Saco, ME Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Saco in Maine

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8

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Map Of Saco, ME

Population over time in Saco

Year Population % Change
2017 19,342 1.1%
2016 19,127 0.6%
2015 19,008 0.7%
2014 18,874 0.6%
2013 18,757 0.6%
2012 18,647 0.5%
2011 18,561 0.6%
2010 18,455 0.3%
2009 18,398 -
Crime/100k Saco ME USA
Violent Crime 107.0 112.1 368.9
Murder 5.1 1.8 5.0
Robbery 20.4 17.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 50.9 60.0 246.8
Property Crime 1574.3 1357.8 2199.5
Burglary 244.5 202.7 376.0
Larceny 1278.8 1097.1 1594.6
Car Theft 50.9 58.1 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Saco

White
94.4% (18,255)
African American
0.9% (169)
American Indian
0.2% (31)
Asian
0.9% (170)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.0% (387)
Hispanic
1.7% (330)
Race Saco ME USA
White 94.4% 93.4% 61.1%
African American 0.9% 1.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.6% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 1.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.0% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.7% 1.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Saco, Maine

Less than $10,000
3.1% (60,008)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (48,305)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.7% (109,558)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.4% (143,919)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (262,441)
$50,000 to $74,999
24.2% (468,610)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.5% (280,867)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.6% (339,630)
$150,000 to $199,999
6.3% (122,754)
$200,000 or more
5.1% (98,104)
Income Saco ME USA
Less than $10,000 3.1% 6.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.7% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.4% 10.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 24.2% 19.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.5% 13.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.6% 13.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 6.3% 4.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 5.1% 4.1% 7.0%

Gender in Saco

Female
51.9% (10,030)
Male
48.1% (9,312)
Gender Saco ME USA
Female 51.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Saco for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (386)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (580)
High School / GED
29.0% (5,609)
Some College
19.0% (3,674)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,547)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (5,028)
Master's Degree
10.0% (1,934)
Professional Degree
2.0% (386)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (193)
Education Saco ME USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 2.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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