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.
Elkridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elkridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkridge who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), computer science and math (12.38%), and management occupations (12.08%).
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.
If knowledge is power, Elkridge is a pretty powerful place. 50.39% of the adults in Elkridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Elkridge in 2010 was $39,413, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,652 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 12.50% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elkridge include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Elkridge has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.66%).
The most common language spoken in Elkridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.