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.

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

Arnold is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.68% 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 (13.44%), sales jobs (12.77%), and office and administrative support (10.94%).

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.

Because of many things, Arnold is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Arnold really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Arnold perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Arnold 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.

One downside of living in Arnold, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.26 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 51.26% 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 $46,525, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,100 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 Polish.

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