Reisterstown, MD
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Reisterstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 26,599 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Reisterstown is the 40th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Reisterstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Reisterstown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Reisterstown who work in office and administrative support (14.77%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (9.84%).

Also of interest is that Reisterstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Reisterstown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Reisterstown, the average commute to work is 32.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Reisterstown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Reisterstown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Reisterstown are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.48% of adults in Reisterstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Reisterstown in 2010 was $30,329, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,316 for a family of four. However, Reisterstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Reisterstown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Reisterstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Reisterstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Reisterstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.62% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Reisterstown include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

In addition, Reisterstown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.99%).

The most common language spoken in Reisterstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.