Aberdeen Proving Ground is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,137 people and just one neighborhood, Aberdeen Proving Ground is the 189th largest community in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Aberdeen Proving Ground is a military town: the armed forces employs 28.48% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Education are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 52.97% and 11.43% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Aberdeen Proving Ground has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Aberdeen Proving Ground is also a town of artists. Aberdeen Proving Ground has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Aberdeen Proving Ground’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Aberdeen Proving Ground is a college town. There are a lot of students in Aberdeen Proving Ground attending college, and as a result Aberdeen Proving Ground provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Aberdeen Proving Ground. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Aberdeen Proving Ground 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Aberdeen Proving Ground spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.04 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.