Princess Anne is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 3,523 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Princess Anne is the 156th largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Princess Anne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princess Anne is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Princess Anne who work in office and administrative support (14.18%), food service (12.70%), and personal care services (8.79%).
Princess Anne is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Princess Anne enrolled in college, Princess Anne has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the nice things about Princess Anne is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Princess Anne citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.37% of adults 25 and older in Princess Anne have a college degree.
The per capita income in Princess Anne in 2010 was $15,558, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,232 for a family of four. Princess Anne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Princess Anne is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Princess Anne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Princess Anne residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Princess Anne include Turkish, African, Irish, Other Subsaharan African, and German.
In addition, Princess Anne has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.09%).
The most common language spoken in Princess Anne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and French.