Parkton, MD
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Parkton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,048 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Parkton is the 91st largest community in Maryland.

Parkton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Parkton 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, Parkton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parkton is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkton who work in management occupations (16.98%), office and administrative support (9.90%), and business and financial occupations (8.41%).

Also of interest is that Parkton 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 Parkton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.50% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Parkton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Parkton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Parkton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Parkton may be for you.

In Parkton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Parkton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Parkton, 46.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Parkton in 2010 was $42,899, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,596 for a family of four.

The people who call Parkton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parkton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Parkton include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Parkton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.