Reisterstown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 26,599 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Reisterstown is the 40th largest community in Maryland.
Reisterstown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Reisterstown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Reisterstown who work in office and administrative support (15.82%), sales jobs (8.81%), and management occupations (8.49%).
Also of interest is that Reisterstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Reisterstown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.70 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Reisterstown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Reisterstown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Reisterstown citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.55% of adults in Reisterstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Reisterstown in 2018 was $33,576, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,304 for a family of four. However, Reisterstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Reisterstown is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Reisterstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Reisterstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Reisterstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Reisterstown include German, Irish, Italian, English, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Reisterstown's cultural character, accounting for 20.57% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Reisterstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.