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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fallston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fallston who work in management occupations (16.70%), sales jobs (11.35%), and healthcare (11.11%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.79% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Fallston is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fallston 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, Fallston has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fallston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Fallston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Fallston are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.78% 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 2018 was $51,516, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $206,064 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fallston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.