Severna Park, MD
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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 91.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Severna Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Severna Park who work in management occupations (15.61%), sales jobs (12.79%), and office and administrative support (12.51%).

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 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.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Severna Park, the average commute to work is 30.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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 56.88% 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 $49,639, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,556 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 Black or African-American. 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 Korean.

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