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 3,303 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Princess Anne is the 156th largest community in Maryland.
Princess Anne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 food service (18.79%), office and administrative support (16.18%), and teaching (12.61%).
Princess Anne is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Princess Anne to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Princess Anne is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Princess Anne, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Princess Anne are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.27% of adults in Princess Anne have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Princess Anne in 2010 was $14,151, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,604 for a family of four. Princess Anne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Princess Anne is an extremely 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 German, Irish, European, and Nigerian.
The most common language spoken in Princess Anne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.