Middle River, MD
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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.

Middle River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.88%), sales jobs (11.00%), and management occupations (9.28%).

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.

One downside of living in Middle River is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Middle River, the average commute to work is 31.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Middle River use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Middle River‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of adults in Middle River with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.52% of adults in Middle River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Middle River in 2010 was $24,700, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,800 for a family of four. However, Middle River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Middle River is an extremely 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, Polish, and English.

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