Arnold, MD
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Arnold is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 24,124 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 47th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Arnold 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.

Arnold is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arnold is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in management occupations (14.09%), sales jobs (13.39%), and office and administrative support (11.00%).

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

Arnold 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, Arnold’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Arnold 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.

One downside of living in Arnold, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.35 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Arnold, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Arnold is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.24% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arnold in 2010 was $47,203, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,812 for a family of four.

Arnold is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Arnold home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arnold residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Arnold include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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