Clarksville, MD
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Clarksville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,841 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarksville is the 90th largest community in Maryland.

Clarksville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clarksville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarksville who work in management occupations (16.80%), computer science and math (11.45%), and healthcare (10.60%).

Also of interest is that Clarksville 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 Clarksville 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.

Of important note, Clarksville is also a town of artists. Clarksville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clarksville’s character.

Because of many things, Clarksville 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, Clarksville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clarksville 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 Clarksville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.16 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Clarksville is a pretty powerful place. 83.52% of the adults in Clarksville 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 Clarksville in 2010 was $62,923, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,692 for a family of four.

Clarksville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clarksville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarksville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clarksville include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Clarksville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.14%).

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