Rosedale, MD

Rosedale profile

Living in Rosedale

Rosedale is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 19,781 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rosedale is the 52nd largest community in Maryland.

Rosedale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rosedale is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rosedale who work in office and administrative support (15.53%), sales jobs (11.13%), and management occupations (10.63%).

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

One of the nice things about Rosedale is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Rosedale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.14 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.

Even though Rosedale is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Rosedale is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.17% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rosedale in 2018 was $32,878, 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 $131,512 for a family of four. However, Rosedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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