Crownsville, MD
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Crownsville is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,834 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Crownsville is the 200th largest community in Maryland.

Crownsville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Crownsville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Crownsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Crownsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crownsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crownsville who work in sales jobs (13.31%), office and administrative support (10.87%), and management occupations (10.67%).

Of important note, Crownsville is also a town of artists. Crownsville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Crownsville’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Crownsville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Crownsville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Crownsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Crownsville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Crownsville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Crownsville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Crownsville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Crownsville, 44.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Crownsville in 2010 was $72,488, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $289,952 for a family of four. However, Crownsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Crownsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crownsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crownsville include German, Polish, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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