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 92.43% 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 (15.67%), office and administrative support (14.82%), and computer science and math (9.71%).
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.77 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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.
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 2010 was $47,492, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,968 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.