Accokeek is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 11,114 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Accokeek is the 80th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Accokeek are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Accokeek is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Accokeek is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Accokeek who work in office and administrative support (21.15%), management occupations (11.49%), and computer science and math (9.18%).
Also of interest is that Accokeek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Accokeek is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Accokeek’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Accokeek is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Accokeek, the average commute to work is 42.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Accokeek is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Accokeek is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.39% of adults in Accokeek have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Accokeek in 2010 was $44,189, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,756 for a family of four.
Accokeek is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Accokeek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Accokeek residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Accokeek include German, African, English, and Afghan.
The most common language spoken in Accokeek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Arabic.