Woodbine, MD

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Living in Woodbine

Woodbine is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,482 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodbine is the 83rd largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Woodbine 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, Woodbine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbine is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbine who work in management occupations (16.85%), office and administrative support (12.88%), and sales jobs (11.40%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.18% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Woodbine is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodbine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodbine perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Woodbine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodbine, the average commute to work is 36.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Woodbine is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.63% of adults in Woodbine have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Woodbine in 2018 was $54,859, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,436 for a family of four.

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

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