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Perryman, MD

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Overview


Perryman 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 2,496 people and just one neighborhood, Perryman is the 183rd largest community in Maryland.

Occupations and Workforce

Perryman is a blue-collar town, with 42.72% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Perryman is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Perryman who work in sales jobs (14.67%), office and administrative support (11.00%), and management occupations (7.44%).

Also of interest is that Perryman has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Perryman is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Being a small town, Perryman does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Perryman are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.55% of adults in Perryman have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Perryman in 2022 was $30,713, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,852 for a family of four. However, Perryman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Perryman also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Perryman is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Perryman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Perryman residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Perryman include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Perryman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.2% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Iranian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 6.0% have African ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Perryman are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 37.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.1%), and 14.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Perryman, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (8.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.5%), along with some African ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (79.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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