Brandywine, MD
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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. Brandywine has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Brandywine, where the median household income is $118,370.00.

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.

Unlike some towns, Brandywine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brandywine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (21.32%), business and financial occupations (8.85%), and management occupations (8.83%).

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.

One downside of living in Brandywine, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.67 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.

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 29.02% of adults in Brandywine have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brandywine in 2010 was $38,993, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,972 for a family of four.

Brandywine is an extremely 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, Italian, African, and French .

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

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