Phoenix, MD
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Living in Phoenix


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 94.20% 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 (18.62%), sales jobs (13.30%), and healthcare (13.12%).

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.

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.

In Phoenix, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.28 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Phoenix is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Phoenix. 66.96% 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 $62,817, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,268 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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