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Arnold, MD
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Living in Arnold



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 24,064 people and six associated neighborhoods, Arnold is the 49th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Arnold telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.37% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Arnold, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.36 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Arnold. 56.15% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arnold in 2022 was $59,231, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $236,924 for a family of four.

Arnold is a very 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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