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 is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewater is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in management occupations (14.20%), office and administrative support (10.92%), and sales jobs (9.79%).
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.
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 33.55 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 citizens of Edgewater are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.06% of adults in Edgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgewater in 2018 was $45,010, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,040 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edgewater include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.