Rosedale, MD
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Rosedale is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 19,781 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rosedale is the 52nd largest community in Maryland.

Rosedale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rosedale is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rosedale who work in office and administrative support (17.37%), sales jobs (11.29%), and management occupations (7.95%).

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

One of the nice things about Rosedale 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.

One downside of living in Rosedale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Rosedale has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Rosedale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.54% of adults in Rosedale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Rosedale in 2010 was $25,382, 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 $101,528 for a family of four. However, Rosedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rosedale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rosedale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rosedale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rosedale include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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