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 92.36% 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 (16.45%), sales jobs (11.89%), and office and administrative support (10.80%).
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.
Severna Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Severna Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Severna Park 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Severna Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Severna Park, the average commute to work is 32.29 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 Severna Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Severna Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Severna Park is a pretty powerful place. 60.20% of the adults in Severna Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Severna Park in 2010 was $52,580, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,320 for a family of four.
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 Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Severna Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.