Berlin, MD

Berlin profile

Living in Berlin

Berlin is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,866 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Berlin is the 132nd largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Berlin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Berlin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Berlin is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Berlin who work in food service (13.39%), sales jobs (12.30%), and office and administrative support (10.26%).

A relatively large number of people in Berlin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.87% 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.

Berlin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small town, Berlin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Berlin is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.24% of adults in Berlin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2018 was $29,084, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,336 for a family of four. However, Berlin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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