Boyds is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,703 people and just one neighborhood, Boyds is the 110th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Boyds was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Boyds economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Boyds, where the median household income is $154,246.
Real Estate Prices
Boyds home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Boyds real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Boyds is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boyds is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boyds who work in management occupations (17.24%), computer science and math (17.05%) and business and financial occupations (8.56%).
Also of interest is that Boyds has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Boyds has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
Boyds’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Boyds, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.29 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, Boyds has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.