Brandywine is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,063 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brandywine is the 109th largest community in Maryland. Brandywine has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Brandywine, where the median household income is $146,146.00.
Housing costs in Brandywine 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, Brandywine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brandywine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brandywine is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brandywine who work in management occupations (15.05%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and sales jobs (8.51%).
Also of interest is that Brandywine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Brandywine is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brandywine 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, Brandywine has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brandywine’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Brandywine, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 42.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Brandywine is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Brandywine are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.03% of adults in Brandywine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brandywine in 2018 was $47,624, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,496 for a family of four.
Brandywine is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Brandywine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brandywine residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Brandywine include African, Irish, Sierra Leonean, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Brandywine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.