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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clarksville 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, Clarksville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clarksville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Clarksville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.16 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.

In Clarksville, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Clarksville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus 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 Clarksville. 83.52% 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Clarksville's cultural character, accounting for 24.14% of the town’s population.

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