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.
Housing costs in Edgewater 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.
Edgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.27% 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 management occupations (13.29%), office and administrative support (12.42%), and sales jobs (11.89%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.50% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One downside of living in Edgewater is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edgewater, the average commute to work is 30.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Edgewater has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Edgewater is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.46% of adults in Edgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgewater in 2010 was $44,750, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,000 for a family of four. However, Edgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Edgewater is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.