Clarksburg, MD
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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 $135,274.00.

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 91.16% 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 (17.92%), computer science and math (13.66%), and office and administrative support (9.66%).

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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Clarksburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.12 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.

Even though Clarksburg 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clarksburg, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clarksburg is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.11% 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 Clarksburg in 2010 was $43,822, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,288 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 12.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksburg include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clarksburg's cultural character, accounting for 36.32% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Clarksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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