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Damascus is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,100 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Damascus is the 63rd largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Damascus 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.
Damascus is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Damascus is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Damascus who work in management occupations (14.23%), office and administrative support (14.01%) and sales jobs (10.71%).
Also of interest is that Damascus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Damascus 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, Damascus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Damascus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.71 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.
Even though Damascus is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Damascus ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Damascus, 49.45% 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 Damascus in 2010 was $42,467, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,868 for a family of four.
Damascus is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Damascus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Damascus residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Damascus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Damascus include German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in Damascus is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,840|
|DAMASCUS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||89.98%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||10.03%|
|TYPE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||71.39%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||22.14%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.45%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.03%|
|SIZE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||12.42%|
|AGE OF DAMASCUS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||14.34%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||71.82%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||12.25%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||1.59%|
|DAMASCUS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$414,856|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,360|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||1.77%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||0.55%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||7.45%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||14.04%|
|$327,001 - $436,000||31.15%|
|$436,001 - $545,000||19.29%|
|$545,001 - $818,000||21.49%|
|$818,001 - $1,090,000||3.88%|
|PEOPLE OF DAMASCUS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.37%|
|5 TO 17||20.74%|
|18 TO 24||7.33%|
|25 TO 34||10.71%|
|35 TO 54||32.22%|
|55 TO 64||14.18%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.45%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.97%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$115,605|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,467|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.69%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.82%)
Public Service (10.04%)
Real estate (2.91%)
Information Technology (2.43%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.27%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.08%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.56%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.66%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||11.23%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (18.44%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.93%)
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