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 3,642 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North East who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), sales jobs (11.30%), and food service (8.05%).
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 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.
In North East, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
North East is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in North East who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.71% of the adults in North East have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North East in 2018 was $29,026, 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 $116,104 for a family of four. However, North East contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North East is a very 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, Irish, English, European, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in North East is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.