Joppa, MD
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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 16,816 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Joppa is the 58th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Joppa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Joppa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Joppa is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Joppa who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (10.91%), and management occupations (10.76%).

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.

One of the nice things about Joppa is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Joppa, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.83 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Joppa who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.94% of adults in Joppa have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Joppa in 2010 was $31,601, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,404 for a family of four. However, Joppa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Joppa is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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