Barnesville is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 178 people and just one neighborhood, Barnesville is the 260th largest community in Maryland. Barnesville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Barnesville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Barnesville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Barnesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Barnesville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barnesville who work in management occupations (19.79%), sales jobs (15.62%) and office and administrative support (10.42%).
Of important note, Barnesville is also a town of artists. Barnesville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Barnesville’s character.
Also of interest is that Barnesville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Barnesville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Barnesville 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, Barnesville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Barnesville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Barnesville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.