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 39,418 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 86.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Annapolis is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Annapolis who work in management occupations (13.91%), office and administrative support (10.37%), and sales jobs (10.21%).

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.

Annapolis 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Annapolis is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Annapolis area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Annapolis is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.48% 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 $43,431, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,724 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 20.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Annapolis include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Annapolis's cultural character, accounting for 15.95% of the city’s population.

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