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. St. Leonard has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in St. Leonard, where the median household income is $97,404.00.
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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Leonard is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Leonard who work in business and financial occupations (13.94%), sales jobs (11.50%), and personal care services (11.50%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in St. Leonard telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.98% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
St. Leonard is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, St. Leonard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about St. Leonard 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.
In St. Leonard, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in St. Leonard with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.25% of adults in St. Leonard have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Leonard in 2010 was $48,060, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,240 for a family of four. However, St. Leonard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in St. Leonard include Irish, German, Danish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in St. Leonard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.