Morningside is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,086 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Morningside is the 193rd largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Morningside is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morningside is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morningside who work in office and administrative support (13.30%), computer science and math (8.40%), and food service (7.34%).
Also of interest is that Morningside has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Morningside, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.72 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.
Even though Morningside is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Morningside is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.31% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Morningside in 2010 was $35,764, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,056 for a family of four. However, Morningside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Morningside is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Morningside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morningside residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Morningside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morningside include Irish, German, Italian, and Welsh.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Morningside's cultural character, accounting for 17.77% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Morningside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.