Owings, MD
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Owings 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 2,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Owings is the 185th largest community in Maryland.

Owings home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Owings real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Owings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Owings is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings who work in management occupations (13.48%), office and administrative support (10.64%), and sales jobs (8.50%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Owings is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Owings really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Owings perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Owings 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 Owings, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.41 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Owings who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.00% of adults in Owings have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Owings in 2010 was $40,480, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,920 for a family of four.

The people who call Owings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owings residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Owings include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Owings is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.