Hughesville, MD
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Hughesville is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,327 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hughesville is the 184th largest community in Maryland.

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

Hughesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hughesville is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hughesville who work in management occupations (18.50%), office and administrative support (13.24%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.67%).

Also of interest is that Hughesville 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: 9.80% 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, Hughesville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hughesville 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, Hughesville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hughesville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Hughesville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Hughesville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hughesville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hughesville may be for you.

One downside of living in Hughesville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hughesville, the average commute to work is 40.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Hughesville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.46% of adults in Hughesville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hughesville in 2010 was $51,415, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,660 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Hughesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Chinese.

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