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.

In Crofton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.69 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Crofton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Crofton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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.