Sykesville, MD
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Sykesville is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,412 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Sykesville is the 134th largest community in Maryland.

Sykesville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Sykesville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sykesville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sykesville is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sykesville who work in management occupations (12.68%), business and financial occupations (11.87%), and office and administrative support (10.94%).

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

Because of many things, Sykesville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sykesville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sykesville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sykesville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Sykesville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.18 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Sykesville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.10% of adults in Sykesville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sykesville in 2010 was $40,505, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,020 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Sykesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.