Abingdon, MD

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Living in Abingdon

Abingdon is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,826 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Abingdon is the largest community in Maryland.

Abingdon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Abingdon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abingdon who work in sales jobs (14.52%), management occupations (13.06%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.50%).

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

Abingdon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Abingdon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Abingdon 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Abingdon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Abingdon, the average commute to work is 37.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Abingdon ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Abingdon, 43.62% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Abingdon in 2018 was $44,444, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,776 for a family of four.

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

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