Joppa is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 17,164 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Joppa is the 58th largest community in Maryland.
Joppa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Joppa is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Joppa who work in office and administrative support (11.60%), sales jobs (9.04%), and management occupations (8.06%).
Also of interest is that Joppa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Joppa is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Joppa, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Joppa 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: 30.61% of adults in Joppa have a college degree.
The per capita income in Joppa in 2018 was $37,740, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,960 for a family of four. However, Joppa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Joppa is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Joppa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Joppa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Joppa include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Joppa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.