Phoenix is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 10,989 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the 78th largest community in Maryland.
Phoenix is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Phoenix is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Phoenix who work in management occupations (19.41%), sales jobs (14.25%), and business and financial occupations (10.09%).
Also of interest is that Phoenix has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Phoenix telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.11% 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.
Phoenix 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, Phoenix’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Phoenix, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.52 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Phoenix is a pretty powerful place. 66.62% of the adults in Phoenix have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $69,193, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,772 for a family of four.
The people who call Phoenix home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Phoenix residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Phoenix include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Phoenix is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.