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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Saco is a town in Maine with a population of 19,127. Saco is in York County. Living in Saco offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Saco and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Saco are above average.
About Saco...
Population
19,127

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,278.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    50.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Saco

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,750
National
$55,322
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Saco Reviews

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Saco is but a quick hop on the I-95 away from Portland and ten minutes away from Maine's beautiful beaches. We have the best public schools in the immediate area. Downtown traffic is a nightmare during the summer due to a huge influx of tourists, but that's great if you happen to own a gift shop!
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I have lived here my whole life, and I don’t really have any complaints. It’s a smaller town, but there is still a lot of things to do, and a lot of different businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, banks, stores, etc. I have always felt safe here, and I’ve loved living in Saco!
Growing up in Falmouth with my father working in Biddeford, Saco used to be a place I simply passed through from time to time, occasionally to visit Old Orchard Beach or Funtown Splashtown. Last November, I moved into a condominium in Saco as part of a family agreement for me to have a place to live while I complete my bachelor's degree at USM. I've found Saco to be much more accessible with much more to do than where I lived prior, in Falmouth. There's a wide variety of options in terms of eateries and it's a very family-friendly town in terms of both activities and relative safety and cleanliness. So far, I've been very satisfied.