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Ellicott City, MD
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Living in Ellicott City


Ellicott City is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 75,947 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Ellicott City is the seventh largest community in Maryland.

Ellicott City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Ellicott City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Ellicott City is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ellicott City is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellicott City who work in management occupations (16.54%), computer science and math (12.75%), and teaching (9.07%).

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

Of important note, Ellicott City is also a town of artists. Ellicott City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ellicott City’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Ellicott City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Ellicott City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ellicott City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ellicott City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ellicott City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ellicott City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ellicott City, the average commute to work is 31.51 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ellicott City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ellicott City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.98% 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 Ellicott City in 2018 was $57,603, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,412 for a family of four.

Ellicott City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ellicott City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellicott City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ellicott City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Ellicott City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.26%.

The most common language spoken in Ellicott City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Langs. of India.