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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hughesville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hughesville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hughesville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hughesville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $126,838.00.

Housing costs in Hughesville 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.

Hughesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hughesville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hughesville who work in sales jobs (15.75%), office and administrative support (14.02%), and management occupations (13.74%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Hughesville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Hughesville 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, Hughesville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hughesville 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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 42.94 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Hughesville has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Hughesville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.96% of adults in Hughesville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Hughesville in 2010 was $50,970, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,880 for a family of four.

Hughesville is a very 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, Italian, Irish, and Scottish.

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

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