Parkton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,002 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.
Parkton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.50% 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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.48 minutes every day commuting to work.
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 German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish and French.
The most common language spoken in Parkton is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,709|
|PARKTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||88.87%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||11.13%|
|TYPE OF PARKTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||96.01%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.90%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.30%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.30%|
|SIZE OF PARKTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||11.21%|
|AGE OF PARKTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||50.91%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||18.30%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||17.04%|
|PARKTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$418,602|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,063|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.08%|
|$52,001 - $105,000||0.00%|
|$105,001 - $210,000||5.64%|
|$210,001 - $314,000||16.33%|
|$314,001 - $419,000||27.87%|
|$419,001 - $524,000||18.39%|
|$524,001 - $786,000||23.47%|
|$786,001 - $1,048,000||3.30%|
|PEOPLE OF PARKTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.45%|
|5 TO 17||16.87%|
|18 TO 24||8.11%|
|25 TO 34||6.90%|
|35 TO 54||31.81%|
|55 TO 64||17.55%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.31%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.51%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$108,953|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,899|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.58%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.38%)
Public Service (6.73%)
Real estate (2.13%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.41%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.72%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.97%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.69%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (30.28%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.50%)
Other Asian languages (1.83%)
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