Walkersville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,993 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walkersville is the 120th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Walkersville 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Walkersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walkersville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walkersville who work in management occupations (14.42%), sales jobs (13.01%), and office and administrative support (11.64%).
Also of interest is that Walkersville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Walkersville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Walkersville 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, Walkersville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Walkersville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Walkersville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Walkersville, the average commute to work is 30.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Walkersville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.23% of adults in Walkersville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walkersville in 2010 was $37,750, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,000 for a family of four.
The people who call Walkersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walkersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Walkersville include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Walkersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.