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Eden, MD

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Overview


Eden is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 803 people and just one neighborhood, Eden is the 234th largest community in Maryland.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eden is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Eden who work in maintenance occupations (20.61%), healthcare (13.03%), and sales jobs (11.52%).

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

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Eden has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Eden has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eden than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eden may be for you.

Eden 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.

In Eden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

Demographics

In Eden, just 10.23% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Eden in 2022 was $16,555, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,220 for a family of four. However, Eden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Eden also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Eden is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Eden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eden residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Eden include English, German, Italian, Irish, and Hungarian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Eden, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.1% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Eden are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 32.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.2%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Eden, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (8.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.1%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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