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Clarksburg, MD
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Living in Clarksburg


Clarksburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 29,051 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Clarksburg is the 41st 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 $149,173.00.

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 93.31% 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 computer science and math (15.55%), business and financial occupations (12.01%), and management occupations (11.95%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.26% 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.

Because of many things, Clarksburg 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, Clarksburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clarksburg 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.

In Clarksburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Clarksburg is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Clarksburg area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Clarksburg is a pretty powerful place. 69.77% of the adults in Clarksburg 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 Clarksburg in 2018 was $49,274, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,096 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. Important ancestries of people in Clarksburg include Irish, English, German, Polish, and Italian.

Clarksburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.97%.

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