St. Michaels is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,046 people and just one neighborhood, St. Michaels is the 223rd largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in St. Michaels 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.
Occupations and Workforce
St. Michaels is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Michaels is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Michaels who work in office and administrative support (21.11%), food service (17.83%) and maintenance occupations (12.91%).
Of important note, St. Michaels is also a town of artists. St. Michaels has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Michaels’s character.
A relatively large number of people in St. Michaels telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.62% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
St. Michaels 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.