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.
Unlike some towns, Princess Anne isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Princess Anne are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princess Anne is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princess Anne who work in office and administrative support (19.02%), food service (13.88%), and teaching (13.80%).
Princess Anne is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Princess Anne area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Princess Anne maintain a good 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
For a small town, Princess Anne has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Princess Anne exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In terms of college education, Princess Anne is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.77% of adults 25 and older in Princess Anne have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Princess Anne in 2010 was $14,310, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,240 for a family of four. Princess Anne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.59% 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, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Princess Anne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.