Owings 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 2,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Owings is the 185th largest community in Maryland.
Owings home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Owings real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Owings is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Owings is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings who work in management occupations (19.53%), sales jobs (11.72%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.22%).
A relatively large number of people in Owings telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Owings 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, Owings’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Owings 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 Owings, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
Owings is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.67% of adults in Owings 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 Owings in 2018 was $53,077, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,308 for a family of four.
The people who call Owings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owings residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Owings include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Owings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.