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.

Crisfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Crisfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Crisfield who work in office and administrative support (11.26%), healthcare (11.14%), and maintenance occupations (10.31%).

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 of the nice things about Crisfield is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The rate of college-level education in Crisfield is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.91% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Crisfield in 2010 was $15,799, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,196 for a family of four. Crisfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.63% 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 English, German, Italian, and Polish.

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

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