Church Creek is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 124 people and just one neighborhood, Church Creek is the 264th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Church Creek was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Church Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Church Creek is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Church Creek who work in office and administrative support (21.28%), sales jobs (17.02%) and teaching (14.89%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Church Creek work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Church Creek’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Church Creek has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Church Creek has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Church Creek than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Church Creek may be for you.
Church Creek is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Church Creek is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Church Creek is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Church Creek has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Church Creek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.