Elkridge, MD
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Living in Elkridge


Elkridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 16,799 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elkridge is the 60th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Elkridge, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Elkridge, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Elkridge’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Elkridge does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $100,068.00.

Housing costs in Elkridge 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.

Elkridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elkridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkridge who work in management occupations (14.17%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and computer science and math (10.45%).

Also of interest is that Elkridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

If knowledge is power, Elkridge is a pretty powerful place. 55.30% of the adults in Elkridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Elkridge in 2018 was $45,134, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,536 for a family of four.

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

Elkridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.00%.

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