Phoenix, MD


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Phoenix is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 11,039 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.33% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Phoenix has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Phoenix a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

If knowledge is power, Phoenix is a pretty powerful place. 68.23% 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 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.