Taneytown, MD
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Taneytown is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,746 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Taneytown is the 108th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, Taneytown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Taneytown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Taneytown is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Taneytown who work in office and administrative support (11.43%), sales jobs (8.30%), and healthcare (7.44%).

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

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

One downside of living in Taneytown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Taneytown, the average commute to work is 35.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Taneytown who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.04% of adults in Taneytown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Taneytown in 2010 was $30,774, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,096 for a family of four. However, Taneytown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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