Edgewater, MD
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Edgewater is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,421 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Edgewater is the 87th largest community in Maryland.

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

Edgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewater is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in office and administrative support (14.45%), management occupations (14.25%), and sales jobs (14.11%).

Also of interest is that Edgewater 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 Edgewater telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.82% 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.

Edgewater 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 Edgewater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Edgewater 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: 31.16% of adults in Edgewater have a college degree.

The per capita income in Edgewater in 2010 was $44,357, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,428 for a family of four. However, Edgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Edgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Edgewater include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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

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