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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Clarksburg, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Clarksburg, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Clarksburg’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Clarksburg does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $136,748.00.

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 91.79% 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 (17.67%), computer science and math (13.53%), and office and administrative support (9.83%).

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.

Because of many things, Clarksburg is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clarksburg a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Clarksburg has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clarksburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Clarksburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clarksburg, the average commute to work is 38.80 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.

Despite being a small town, Clarksburg has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other 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 62.16% 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 $44,846, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,384 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 White, followed by Asian. Clarksburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.63% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksburg include German, English, Italian, and African.

Clarksburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.98%.

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

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