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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Edgewood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Edgewood is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), sales jobs (10.33%), and healthcare (6.99%).
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.
One of the nice things about Edgewood 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.
One downside of living in Edgewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.47 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Edgewood is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.66% of adults 25 and older in Edgewood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $24,341, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,364 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, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.