Phoenix, MD

Phoenix profile

Living in Phoenix

Phoenix is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 11,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Phoenix is the 73rd largest community in Maryland.

Phoenix home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Phoenix real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Phoenix is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.88% 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 (21.68%), sales jobs (14.19%), and office and administrative support (9.62%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.96% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Phoenix is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Phoenix a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Phoenix has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 32.17 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Phoenix. 65.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Phoenix in 2018 was $67,751, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $271,004 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.