Chevy Chase, MD
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Chevy Chase is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,985 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chevy Chase is the 168th largest community in Maryland. Chevy Chase has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Chevy Chase home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Chevy Chase real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Chevy Chase is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 99.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chevy Chase is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chevy Chase who work in management occupations (21.75%), legal occupations (15.81%), and art, media, and design (9.07%).

Of important note, Chevy Chase is also a town of artists. Chevy Chase has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chevy Chase’s character.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Chevy Chase has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

A relatively large number of people in Chevy Chase telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.98% 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.

Chevy Chase 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, Chevy Chase’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Chevy Chase, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.52 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.

Despite the fact that it is a small town, Chevy Chase has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the subway - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chevy Chase, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chevy Chase is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 93.15% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chevy Chase in 2010 was $118,314, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $473,256 for a family of four.

The people who call Chevy Chase home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chevy Chase residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chevy Chase include German, English, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Chevy Chase is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.