Sparrows Point, MD
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Sparrows Point is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,782 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sparrows Point is the 94th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Sparrows Point isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sparrows Point are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sparrows Point is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparrows Point who work in office and administrative support (16.28%), management occupations (9.01%), and sales jobs (8.41%).

Also of interest is that Sparrows Point has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sparrows Point has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sparrows Point a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Sparrows Point 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.

The percentage of people in Sparrows Point with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.34% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sparrows Point in 2010 was $27,956, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,824 for a family of four. However, Sparrows Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sparrows Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sparrows Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sparrows Point include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sparrows Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.