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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Owings is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Owings is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings who work in management occupations (12.89%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.97%), and sales jobs (11.36%).

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: 11.28% 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.

Owings is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Owings’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 40.39 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Owings is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Owings are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.37% of adults in Owings have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Owings in 2010 was $44,289, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,156 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, Italian, English, and Greek.

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