Fallston, MD

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Living in Fallston

Fallston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,306 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fallston is the 86th largest community in Maryland.

Fallston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Fallston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fallston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.36% 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 (19.64%), office and administrative support (10.17%), and healthcare (8.87%).

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.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Fallston has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.32% 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 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.

One downside of living in Fallston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.75 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Fallston ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fallston, 48.58% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fallston in 2018 was $53,328, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,312 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.