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.

Parkton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parkton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkton who work in management occupations (15.04%), office and administrative support (10.19%), and sales jobs (8.86%).

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.

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.

One downside of living in Parkton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Parkton, the average commute to work is 35.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Parkton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.64% 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 2010 was $44,576, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,304 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.