Severn is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 46,180 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Severn is the 16th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Severn are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Severn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Severn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Severn who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), management occupations (12.41%), and computer science and math (9.43%).
Also of interest is that Severn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Severn is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Severn area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Severn is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.01% of adults in Severn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Severn in 2010 was $38,691, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,764 for a family of four. However, Severn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Severn is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Severn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Severn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Severn include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Severn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.