Crofton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 28,553 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crofton is the 39th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Crofton 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.
Crofton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Crofton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crofton who work in management occupations (15.17%), office and administrative support (12.37%), and business and financial occupations (9.59%).
Also of interest is that Crofton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Crofton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Crofton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Crofton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.03 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Crofton 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 train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Crofton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Crofton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Crofton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Crofton in 2018 was $52,587, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,348 for a family of four.
Crofton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Crofton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crofton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crofton include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Crofton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.