Swanton is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 57 people and just one neighborhood, Swanton is the 265th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Swanton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Swanton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Swanton is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swanton who work in office and administrative support (100.00%), art, media, and design (0.00%) and farm management occupations (0.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Swanton 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, Swanton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Swanton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Swanton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Swanton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Swanton may be for you.
One downside of living in Swanton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
Swanton is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Swanton isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Swanton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.