Fort Washington, MD
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Fort Washington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 24,931 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Fort Washington is the 46th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Fort Washington 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.

Fort Washington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fort Washington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Washington who work in office and administrative support (19.45%), management occupations (12.44%), and sales jobs (6.78%).

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

One downside of living in Fort Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fort Washington, the average commute to work is 39.52 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 Fort Washington is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Fort Washington, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Fort Washington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fort Washington, 41.68% 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 Fort Washington in 2010 was $45,073, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,292 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Fort Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.