Annapolis, MD
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Annapolis is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 39,474 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Annapolis is the 20th largest community in Maryland.

Annapolis home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Annapolis real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Annapolis is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Annapolis is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Annapolis who work in management occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and sales jobs (9.96%).

Also of interest is that Annapolis has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Annapolis is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Annapolis use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Annapolis‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Annapolis is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.87% of adults in Annapolis 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 Annapolis in 2010 was $43,125, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,500 for a family of four. However, Annapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Annapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Annapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Annapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Annapolis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Annapolis include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Annapolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.