Easton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,617 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 59th largest community in Maryland.
Easton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Easton is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in management occupations (12.25%), sales jobs (10.80%), and food service (9.97%).
Easton 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.
In terms of college education, Easton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.82% of adults in Easton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $31,356, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,424 for a family of four. However, Easton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Easton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Easton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Easton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Easton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Easton include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.