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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
China is a town in Maine with a population of 4,266. China is in Kennebec County. Living in China offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in China and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in China are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in China

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,574
National
$55,322
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China Reviews

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I love the small town atmosphere here! Everyone is so neighborly and kind. The schools systems are over the moon amazing, and the local grub is to die for. We enjoy living here so much. We wouldn't change a thing! Keep it up China!
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China is a rapidly expanding vacation oriented town. It is located around scenic China lake, a coveted fishing spot. There are a variety of local business as well as larger companies which provide the community with good jobs. Overall the town is a good place for raising a family, as it has good schools and is close enough to Augusta, where there is good healthcare and more job opportunities.
China is a really lovely town for those who want a steady, and simplistic life. It's a good place to raise kids, especially with Erskine Academy there.