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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edgewater is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in office and administrative support (14.07%), management occupations (13.30%), and sales jobs (12.62%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
One of the nice things about Edgewater is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Edgewater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 overall education level of Edgewater citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.64% of adults in Edgewater have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Edgewater in 2010 was $44,487, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,948 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.