Chevy Chase is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,992 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chevy Chase is the 168th largest community in Maryland. Chevy Chase has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 100.00% 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 (23.33%), legal occupations (17.14%), and art, media, and design (12.59%).
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.
Also of interest is that Chevy Chase has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Chevy Chase is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chevy Chase, the average commute to work is 31.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of Chevy Chase’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Chevy Chase, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Chevy Chase is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Chevy Chase is a pretty powerful place. 92.95% of the adults in Chevy Chase have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Chevy Chase in 2010 was $134,416, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $537,664 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Chevy Chase is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.