Phoenix, MD
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Phoenix is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 11,040 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the 78th largest community in Maryland.

Phoenix is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.93% 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 (19.52%), healthcare (12.14%), and sales jobs (11.44%).

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.

Of important note, Phoenix is also a town of artists. Phoenix has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Phoenix’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Phoenix telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.33% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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!) Phoenix 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. Phoenix has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Phoenix than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Phoenix may be for you.

One downside of living in Phoenix, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.57 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 68.23% 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 2010 was $61,942, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,768 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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