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 90.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Crofton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crofton who work in management occupations (15.17%), office and administrative support (12.37%), and business and financial occupations (9.59%).
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.
Because of many things, Crofton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Crofton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Crofton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Crofton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.03 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.
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 train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Crofton is a pretty powerful place. 58.79% of the adults in Crofton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Crofton in 2018 was $52,587, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,348 for a family of four.
Crofton is an extremely 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, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Crofton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.