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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings who work in management occupations (19.53%), sales jobs (11.72%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.22%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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 39.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Owings is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.67% of adults in Owings have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Owings in 2018 was $53,077, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,308 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Owings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.