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 92.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenix is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in management occupations (17.38%), sales jobs (12.49%), and healthcare (10.72%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.01% 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, Phoenix is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Phoenix really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Phoenix perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Phoenix, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Phoenix is a pretty powerful place. 68.18% of the adults in Phoenix have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $67,308, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $269,232 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 Black or African-American. 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.