Brandywine is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,063 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brandywine is the 109th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Brandywine, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Brandywine, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Brandywine’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Brandywine does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $126,112.00.
Housing costs in Brandywine 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.
Brandywine is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brandywine is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandywine who work in office and administrative support (18.28%), management occupations (12.08%), and sales jobs (9.09%).
Also of interest is that Brandywine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Brandywine 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, Brandywine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brandywine 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.
In Brandywine, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 42.52 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 Brandywine is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Brandywine is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.88% of adults in Brandywine have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brandywine in 2010 was $44,159, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,636 for a family of four.
Brandywine is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brandywine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brandywine residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Brandywine include Irish, German, African, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Brandywine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.