Jessup, MD
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Jessup is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,501 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jessup is the 103rd largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Jessup 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jessup is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jessup is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jessup who work in sales jobs (20.91%), business and financial occupations (12.80%), and office and administrative support (10.65%).

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

The population of Jessup has a very low overall level of education: only 6.67% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Jessup in 2010 was $8,776, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $35,104 for a family of four. However, Jessup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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