Elkton, MD
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Elkton is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 15,782 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Elkton is the 61st largest community in Maryland.

Elkton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elkton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkton who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), food service (9.07%), and sales jobs (8.51%).

Also of interest is that Elkton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Elkton is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Elkton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.83% of adults 25 and older in Elkton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Elkton in 2010 was $24,096, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,384 for a family of four. However, Elkton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elkton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Elkton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elkton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elkton include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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