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 (12.07%), sales jobs (11.18%), and office and administrative support (10.81%).

Of important note, Owings is also a town of artists. Owings has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Owings’s character.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.39% 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.

In Owings, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Owings citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.72% of adults in Owings have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Owings in 2010 was $34,978, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,912 for a family of four.

Owings is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Tagalog.