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.
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 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.
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. 63.11% 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 $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 German, Irish, English, African, and Italian.
In addition, Clarksburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.32%).
The most common language spoken in Clarksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.