St. Leonard, MD
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St. Leonard is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 756 people and two constituent neighborhoods, St. Leonard is the 235th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in St. Leonard was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local St. Leonard economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in St. Leonard, where the median household income is $101,667.00.

Housing costs in St. Leonard are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

St. Leonard is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Leonard is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Leonard who work in office and administrative support (21.76%), management occupations (16.79%), and architecture and engineering (7.63%).

Of important note, St. Leonard is also a town of artists. St. Leonard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Leonard’s character.

Also of interest is that St. Leonard 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: 12.81% 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, St. Leonard is a college town. There are a lot of students in St. Leonard attending college, and as a result St. Leonard provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

St. Leonard 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 St. Leonard, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 42.41 minutes every day commuting to work.

St. Leonard is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around St. Leonard, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 0.97% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

The education level of St. Leonard citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.63% of adults in St. Leonard have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in St. Leonard in 2010 was $69,232, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,928 for a family of four. However, St. Leonard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Leonard is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call St. Leonard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Leonard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. St. Leonard also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.16% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. Leonard include Irish, English, Italian, and Greek.

The most common language spoken in St. Leonard is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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