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.

Unlike some towns, Elkton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elkton are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (11.37%), sales jobs (10.34%), and food service (10.30%).

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.

One of the nice things about Elkton is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Elkton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.59% of adults in Elkton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elkton in 2010 was $24,552, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,208 for a family of four. However, Elkton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elkton is a somewhat 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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