Point of Rocks is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,527 people and just one neighborhood, Point of Rocks is the 207th largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Point of Rocks are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Point of Rocks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Point of Rocks is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Point of Rocks who work in office and administrative support (12.75%), management occupations (12.42%) and sales jobs (10.66%).
Also of interest is that Point of Rocks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Point of Rocks is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Point of Rocks 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, Point of Rocks has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Point of Rocks’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Point of Rocks is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Point of Rocks, the average commute to work is 44.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Point of Rocks, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Point of Rocks is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.