Edgewood is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 26,103 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Edgewood is the 42nd largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns, Edgewood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Edgewood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Edgewood is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), sales jobs (11.90%), and management occupations (6.85%).
Also of interest is that Edgewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Edgewood 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.
One downside of living in Edgewood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edgewood, the average commute to work is 31.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Edgewood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.80% of the adults in Edgewood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $25,018, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,072 for a family of four. However, Edgewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Edgewood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edgewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edgewood include Irish, African, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Edgewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.