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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Elkridge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Elkridge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.39% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.

Elkridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.66%.

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