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 92.65% 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 (15.65%), sales jobs (10.61%), and computer science and math (9.63%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.55 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Ellicott City is a pretty powerful place. 65.57% 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 $49,065, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,260 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.

Ellicott City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.98%.

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