Parkton, MD

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Living in Parkton

Parkton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,008 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, Parkton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Parkton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parkton is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkton who work in management occupations (16.17%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and sales jobs (11.31%).

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 7.93% 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, Parkton 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, Parkton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Parkton 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 downside of living in Parkton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.38 minutes every day commuting to work.

Parkton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.75% of adults in Parkton 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 Parkton in 2018 was $47,623, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,492 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 German, 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.