Walkersville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,156 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walkersville is the 109th largest community in Maryland.
Walkersville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Walkersville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walkersville who work in management occupations (16.64%), office and administrative support (14.14%), and food service (8.79%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.46% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.12 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Walkersville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.87% of adults in Walkersville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walkersville in 2018 was $46,617, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,468 for a family of four.
Walkersville is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Walkersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.