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 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 (23.87%), legal occupations (15.74%), and art, media, and design (9.41%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Chevy Chase telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.24% 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.

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.

Because of many things, Chevy Chase 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, Chevy Chase really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.03 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.

Even though Chevy Chase is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chevy Chase. 93.73% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chevy Chase in 2010 was $130,941, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $523,764 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 English, German, Italian, and French .

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