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. Much of the housing stock in Brandywine was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Brandywine economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Brandywine, where 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.
Brandywine 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, Brandywine’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.
In Brandywine, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Brandywine is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Brandywine citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.88% of adults in Brandywine have at least a bachelor's 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.