Elkridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,799 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elkridge is the 60th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Elkridge 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.
Elkridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elkridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkridge who work in management occupations (15.27%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and computer science and math (10.83%).
Also of interest is that Elkridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elkridge. 51.94% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Elkridge in 2010 was $40,828, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,312 for a family of four. However, Elkridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elkridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elkridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elkridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elkridge include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Elkridge's cultural character, accounting for 19.45% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Elkridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.