Elkridge, MD
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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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elkridge. 50.39% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elkridge's cultural character, accounting for 17.66% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Elkridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.