Clarksburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 14,526 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarksburg is the 67th largest community in Maryland. Clarksburg has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Clarksburg, where the median household income is $135,203.00.
Clarksburg home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Clarksburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Clarksburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clarksburg is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarksburg who work in management occupations (17.04%), computer science and math (14.75%), and office and administrative support (9.21%).
Also of interest is that Clarksburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Clarksburg 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.
Clarksburg 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, Clarksburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Clarksburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.60 minutes every day commuting to work. However, 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.
In Clarksburg, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Clarksburg is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clarksburg. 67.50% 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 Clarksburg in 2010 was $44,532, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,128 for a family of four.
Clarksburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clarksburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarksburg residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Clarksburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.36% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksburg include German, Irish, English, Nigerian, and Italian.
Clarksburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.64%.
The most common language spoken in Clarksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.