Fallston, MD
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Fallston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,148 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fallston is the 89th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Fallston are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Fallston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fallston is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fallston who work in management occupations (15.24%), office and administrative support (13.97%), and sales jobs (10.11%).

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

Because of many things, Fallston 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, Fallston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fallston 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.

In Fallston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Fallston are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.53% of adults in Fallston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fallston in 2010 was $44,249, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,996 for a family of four.

The people who call Fallston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fallston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fallston include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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