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 93.21% 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 (19.95%), sales jobs (13.86%), and healthcare (10.40%).

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: 9.14% 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.

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 31.56 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Phoenix. 61.71% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2010 was $59,791, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,164 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.