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North East, MD
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Living in North East



North East is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,132 people and four associated neighborhoods, North East is the 141st largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in North East, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to North East, and putting down their money on brand new construction. North East’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. North East does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $85,378.00.

Also of interest is that North East has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One of the nice things about North East 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.

Being a small town, North East does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, North East 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: 33.95% of adults in North East have a college degree.

The per capita income in North East in 2022 was $46,350, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $185,400 for a family of four. However, North East contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North East is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North East home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North East residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North East include European, German, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in North East is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.