Dundalk is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 65,327 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Dundalk is the ninth largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dundalk is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dundalk is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Dundalk who work in office and administrative support (18.84%), sales jobs (10.11%), and management occupations (6.22%).
Dundalk 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Dundalk 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Dundalk area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Dundalk has a very low overall level of education: only 9.40% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Dundalk in 2010 was $23,383, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,532 for a family of four. However, Dundalk contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dundalk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dundalk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dundalk residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dundalk include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Dundalk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.