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.

A relatively large number of people in Owings telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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 37.41 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Owings is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.00% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.