Middle River 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 25,876 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Middle River is the 43rd largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middle River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middle River is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Middle River who work in office and administrative support (16.32%), sales jobs (10.27%), and management occupations (9.52%).
Also of interest is that Middle River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Middle River 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 Middle River, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Middle River is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Middle River, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Middle River rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.03% of adults 25 and older in Middle River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Middle River in 2010 was $25,589, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,356 for a family of four. However, Middle River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Middle River is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Middle River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middle River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middle River include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Middle River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.