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, Owings isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Owings are a mix 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.

Because of many things, Owings is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Owings a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Owings has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Owings’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Owings 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.

One downside of living in Owings is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Owings, the average commute to work is 40.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Owings has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Owings is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.