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.

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 90.67% 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 management occupations (13.54%), office and administrative support (13.34%), and computer science and math (11.84%).

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.

Even though Elkridge is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Elkridge ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Elkridge, 49.16% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Elkridge in 2010 was $40,179, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,716 for a family of four.

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 11.09% 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 (16.69%).

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