Owings, MD

Owings profile

Living in Owings

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, 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.

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.

In Owings, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.