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 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.

Because of many things, Ellicott City is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ellicott City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ellicott City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 30.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Ellicott City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Ellicott City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ellicott City. 66.04% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ellicott City's cultural character, accounting for 24.92% of the town’s population.

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