Phoenix, MD

Phoenix profile

Living in Phoenix

Phoenix is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 10,989 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the 78th largest community in Maryland.

Phoenix is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenix is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in management occupations (19.41%), sales jobs (14.25%), and business and financial occupations (10.09%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Phoenix is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Phoenix 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, Phoenix has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Phoenix’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Phoenix is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Phoenix, the average commute to work is 32.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Phoenix, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Phoenix is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.62% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $69,193, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,772 for a family of four.

The people who call Phoenix home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phoenix residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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