Charlestown is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,197 people and just one neighborhood, Charlestown is the 217th largest community in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Charlestown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Charlestown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Charlestown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlestown who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), management occupations (9.91%) and food service (8.47%).
Also of interest is that Charlestown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Charlestown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.94% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Charlestown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Charlestown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.78 minutes every day commuting to work.