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 3,723 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North East is the 152nd largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North East is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North East is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North East who work in office and administrative support (17.06%), teaching (11.30%), and management occupations (10.64%).
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.
North East 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.
The population of North East overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in North East, 21.86% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North East in 2010 was $30,314, 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 $121,256 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in North East is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.