Ellicott City, MD
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Ellicott City is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 70,925 people and 16 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 92.77% 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 (16.10%), computer science and math (10.30%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

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.

Ellicott City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ellicott City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Ellicott City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.92 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Ellicott City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Ellicott City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Ellicott City is a pretty powerful place. 66.04% of the adults in Ellicott City have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Ellicott City in 2010 was $50,444, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,776 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Ellicott City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.92%).

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