Westover is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,786 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Westover is the 115th largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns, Westover isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Westover are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westover is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Westover who work in office and administrative support (25.24%), personal care services (16.88%), and community and social services (16.40%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 38.37% 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.
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!) Westover 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. Westover has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Westover than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Westover may be for you.
Westover is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Westover, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Westover is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Westover, just 10.85% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westover in 2010 was $10,831, which is low income relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $43,324 for a family of four. However, Westover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Westover is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westover residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Westover include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Westover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.