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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various 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.
If knowledge is power, Severna Park is a pretty powerful place. 60.61% 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 $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.