Berlin, MD

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Living in Berlin

Berlin is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,818 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Berlin is the 132nd largest community in Maryland.

Berlin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Berlin is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Berlin who work in sales jobs (13.98%), food service (12.16%), and office and administrative support (9.28%).

Of important note, Berlin is also a town of artists. Berlin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Berlin’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One of the nice things about Berlin 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.

Being a small town, Berlin does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Berlin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.19% of adults in Berlin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2010 was $29,009, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,036 for a family of four. However, Berlin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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