Poolesville is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,160 people and just one neighborhood, Poolesville is the 127th largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Poolesville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Poolesville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Poolesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Poolesville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poolesville who work in management occupations (15.73%), sales jobs (14.93%) and office and administrative support (12.67%).
Also of interest is that Poolesville 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: 8.90% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Poolesville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Poolesville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Poolesville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.16 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Poolesville 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.