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Fruitland, MD

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Overview


Fruitland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,843 people and just one neighborhood, Fruitland is the 116th largest community in Maryland.

Occupations and Workforce

Fruitland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fruitland is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in healthcare (10.09%), office and administrative support (9.65%), and management occupations (9.48%).

Of important note, Fruitland is also a city of artists. Fruitland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fruitland’s character.

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

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the benefits of Fruitland is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.57 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, Fruitland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Fruitland are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.94% of adults in Fruitland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fruitland in 2022 was $28,277, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,108 for a family of four. However, Fruitland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, for many reasons, is rated by NeighborhoodScout as one of the top 1.2% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in the state of Maryland. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the last five years compared to other MD neighborhoods, protecting your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.

Also, an extraordinary 25.3% of the residents of the neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Haitian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 0.9% have Croatian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fruitland are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 42.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 36.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.6%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Spanish, Polish and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Fruitland, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report English roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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