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.
Because of many things, Severna Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Severna Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Severna Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
In Severna Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Severna Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Severna Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.20% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.