Elkridge, MD
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Living in Elkridge


Elkridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,799 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elkridge is the 60th largest community in Maryland. Elkridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Elkridge, where the median household income is $100,068.00.

Housing costs in Elkridge 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.

Elkridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elkridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkridge who work in management occupations (14.17%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and computer science and math (10.45%).

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Elkridge, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Elkridge is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.30% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Elkridge in 2018 was $45,134, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,536 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Elkridge's cultural character, accounting for 21.00% of the town’s population.

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