Brandywine is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,063 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brandywine is the 109th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Brandywine, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Brandywine, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Brandywine’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Brandywine does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $146,146.00.
Housing costs in Brandywine 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, Brandywine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brandywine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brandywine is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandywine who work in management occupations (15.05%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and sales jobs (8.51%).
Also of interest is that Brandywine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Brandywine 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, Brandywine’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Brandywine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brandywine, the average commute to work is 42.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Brandywine is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Brandywine citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.03% of adults in Brandywine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brandywine in 2018 was $47,624, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,496 for a family of four.
Brandywine is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brandywine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brandywine residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Brandywine include African, Irish, Sierra Leonean, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Brandywine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.