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 2,564 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Crisfield is the 176th largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crisfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crisfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Crisfield who work in sales jobs (14.92%), office and administrative support (11.58%), and healthcare (7.91%).
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 10.10% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Crisfield in 2018 was $20,644, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,576 for a family of four. However, Crisfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Crisfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.54% 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 Irish, Polish, English, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Crisfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.