Catonsville, MD
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Catonsville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 42,698 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Catonsville is the 17th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Catonsville 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.

Catonsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Catonsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Catonsville who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), management occupations (11.74%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Also of interest is that Catonsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Catonsville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Catonsville attending college, and as a result Catonsville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Catonsville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Catonsville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Catonsville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.52% of adults in Catonsville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Catonsville in 2010 was $37,196, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,784 for a family of four. However, Catonsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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