Crisfield, MD
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Crisfield is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,655 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Crisfield is the 176th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, Crisfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Crisfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crisfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crisfield who work in office and administrative support (16.95%), personal care services (9.56%), and healthcare (7.63%).

Also of interest is that Crisfield 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: 7.82% 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.

Crisfield is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The percentage of adults in Crisfield with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.85% of adults in Crisfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Crisfield in 2010 was $15,300, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,200 for a family of four. Crisfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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