Severna Park 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 39,292 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Severna Park is the 21st largest community in Maryland.
Severna Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Severna Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Severna Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Severna Park is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Severna Park who work in management occupations (17.18%), sales jobs (11.97%), and business and financial occupations (10.18%).
Also of interest is that Severna Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Severna Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Severna Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Severna Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Severna Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Severna Park 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 Severna Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.06 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Severna Park. 60.61% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Severna Park in 2018 was $57,905, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,620 for a family of four.
Severna Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Severna Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Severna Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Severna Park include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Severna Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.