These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Maine


We used science and data to determine which places in ME probably think they’re better than you.

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When it comes to being a snob, you’ve got all types. You’ve got your wine snobs, beer snobs, and food snobs. There are book snobs, movie snobs, and theatre (yes, with an re) snobs. These days, you’ve probably even got snob snobs—people who think their type of snob is better than yours.

Up in the Pine Tree State, you might not think of folks as ‘snobby’ as the others in the northeast. But, they’re out there, for sure. Especially in certain areas of Maine, where you can call these folks snooty or even just plain loaded if you will.

In fact, in these 10 places, it’s downright snobby:

  1. Falmouth
  2. Cumberland
  3. Kennebunk (Photos)
  4. Cape Elizabeth
  5. South Eliot
  6. Yarmouth (Photos)
  7. York
  8. North Yarmouth
  9. Rockport
  10. York Harbor

Now we’re not so full of ourselves as to just come up with this list from nowhere. We actually analyzed 61 places in the state. And we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with these cities.

Actually, if we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

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How we determined the snobbiest places in Maine

You think we’d just come up with this list willy nilly? Not a chance.

What we did is, we gathered up all of the places in Maine with populations of 3,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 61 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria: (And no, it’s not a word. English snob.)

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Theaters per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Art galleries per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 61 places in each category with scores from one to 61. We then averaged each place’s ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Maine. So let’s all flip a table in honor of Falmouth (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Now before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, let’s remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course we would!

Now, let’s put on your monocle and take a look at what make these places so snobby; for a more complete list, just hop down to the end of the post.

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1. Falmouth

Source: Public Domain

Population: 11,983
Median household income: $66,373
Median home price: $320,000
College degrees: 35%

2. Cumberland

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,200
Median household income: $84,620
Median home price: $346,000
College degrees: 38%

3. Kennebunk

Population: 10,794
Median household income: $70,389
Median home price: $274,200
College degrees: 31%

4. Cape Elizabeth

Population: 9,014
Median household income: $90,293
Median home price: $346,293
College degrees: 31%

5. South Eliot

Source: Public Domain

Population: 3,500
Median household income: $77,893
Median home price: $311,283
College degrees: 22%

6. Yarmouth

Population: 8,349
Median household income: $71,293
Median home price: $300,000
College degrees: 30%

7. York

Source: Public Domain

Population: 12,598
Median household income: $71,903
Median home price: $361,292
College degrees: 31%

8. North Yarmouth

Source: Public Domain

Population: 3,593
Median household income: $75,034
Median home price: $289,933
College degrees: 27%

9. Rockport

Source: Public Domain

Population: 3,300
Median household income: $65,293
Median home price: $265,293
College degrees: 27%

10. York Harbor

Source: Public Domain

Population: 3,300
Median household income: $62,203
Median home price: $371,293
College degrees: 28%

Summing Up The Humble Pie

Sure, we might have poked a little harmless fun at these 10 snobby places in Maine, but hey, it’s only because we’re jealous. High incomes, expensive homes, and excellent educations? That sounds pretty charming to us. Who wouldn’t want that!

If you’re interested, here are the least snobby places in Maine: Rumford, Lincoln, Lewiston, Madawaska, and Springvale.

Desktop users, there’s a chart below with all snobby cities in Maine ranked from first to last.

City Home Prices Rank
falmouth $320,600 1
cumberland $346,000 2
kennebunk $274,200 3
cape elizabeth $346,000 4
south eliot $311,400 5
yarmouth $298,500 6
york $361,000 7
north yarmouth $289,000 8
rockport $265,000 9
york harbor $371,000 10
casco $201,400 11
camden $294,200 12
scarborough $236,600 13
portland $241,700 14
cape neddick $348,800 14
south portland $223,400 16
brunswick $209,100 17
kittery $308,100 18
naples $250,000 19
south berwick $246,000 20
gorham $240,700 21
ellsworth $179,000 22
topsham $212,500 23
belfast $165,700 24
standish $250,500 24
gardiner $150,100 26
rockland $168,700 26
orono $190,300 26
westbrook $197,100 26
farmington $187,500 30
hampden $165,000 31
saco $236,000 32
north windham $207,500 33
caribou $188,000 34
belgrade $178,000 35
lake arrowhead $174,300 36
standish $250,500 37
bath $168,400 38
biddeford $224,200 39
houlton $86,500 40
pittsfield $105,900 41
old orchard beach $206,300 42
south sanford $172,800 43
sanford $174,400 43
auburn $162,700 43
brewer $160,900 46
bangor $147,200 46
winslow $141,400 48
lisbon falls $137,000 48
calais $88,400 50
skowhegan $105,800 51
presque isle $107,900 52
waterville $115,000 53
old town $138,400 53
millinocket $65,000 55
augusta $133,700 56
springvale $170,600 57
madawaska $86,500 58
lewiston $153,100 59
lincoln $91,000 60
rumford $79,800 61

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4 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Maine

  1. York Harbor may have its own ZIP code but it, York Beach, Cape Neddick, and York are but parts of the Town of York.

    And higher home prices do not necessarily mean snobby people.

  2. This is the dumbest survey I have ever seen. None of the judgment criteria have anything to do with snobbery. The dictionary defines a snob as a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others. It’s a character trait not associated with any of your gauges. Another media embellishment to get ratings and notice!!!!

  3. So what they are saying is if you are successful, educated, and cultured, you are automatically a snob.

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