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.
Because of many things, Accokeek is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Accokeek a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Accokeek has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Accokeek’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Accokeek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 42.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Accokeek, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Accokeek is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other 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.