Edgewater is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,421 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Edgewater is the 87th largest community in Maryland.
Edgewater is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewater is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewater who work in management occupations (14.20%), office and administrative support (10.92%), and sales jobs (9.79%).
Also of interest is that Edgewater 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 Edgewater 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.
In Edgewater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.55 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.
In Edgewater, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Edgewater is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Edgewater is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.06% of adults in Edgewater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgewater in 2018 was $45,010, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,040 for a family of four. However, Edgewater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Edgewater is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edgewater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edgewater include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.