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. Much of the housing stock in Clarksburg was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Clarksburg economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Clarksburg, where the median household income is $135,078.00.

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 91.87% 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 (17.82%), computer science and math (13.03%), and office and administrative support (9.62%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in Clarksburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.14 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.

If knowledge is power, Clarksburg is a pretty powerful place. 62.00% 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 2010 was $43,250, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,000 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 11.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Nigerian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clarksburg's cultural character, accounting for 34.94% 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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