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.

Housing costs in Parkton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.93% 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, Parkton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Parkton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Parkton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Parkton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Parkton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.38 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, 41.75% 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 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.