Crofton, MD
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Crofton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 28,553 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crofton is the 39th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Crofton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Crofton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Crofton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crofton who work in management occupations (16.14%), office and administrative support (14.06%), and sales jobs (9.73%).

Also of interest is that Crofton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Crofton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Crofton, the average commute to work is 33.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Crofton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Crofton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Crofton. 57.39% 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 Crofton in 2010 was $46,236, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,944 for a family of four.

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

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