Severn is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 57,118 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Severn is the 15th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Severn are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Severn is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Severn is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Severn who work in management occupations (11.35%), computer science and math (11.32%), and office and administrative support (9.78%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Severn, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Severn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Severn use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Severn‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Severn is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.08% of adults in Severn 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 Severn in 2018 was $45,031, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,124 for a family of four.
Severn is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Severn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Severn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Severn include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Severn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.