Patuxent River is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,061 people and just one neighborhood, Patuxent River is the 224th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Patuxent River was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Patuxent River economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Patuxent River, where the median household income is $63,281.
Occupations and Workforce
Patuxent River is a military town: the armed forces employs 25.40% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Professional, scientific, and technical services are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 35.10% and 15.89% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Patuxent River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Patuxent River is a college town. There are a lot of students in Patuxent River attending college, and as a result Patuxent River provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the nice things about Patuxent River is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Patuxent River spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.43 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Patuxent River is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.