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 3,564 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Princess Anne is the 156th largest community in Maryland.
Princess Anne is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Princess Anne is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princess Anne who work in food service (18.21%), office and administrative support (10.52%), and teaching (8.21%).
Princess Anne is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Princess Anne to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
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.
The percentage of adults in Princess Anne who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.73% of the adults in Princess Anne have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Princess Anne in 2010 was $17,198, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,792 for a family of four. Princess Anne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.14% 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 Turkish, German, African, Irish, and Italian.
Princess Anne also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.96%.
The most common language spoken in Princess Anne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and French.