Owings 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 2,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Owings is the 185th largest community in Maryland.
Owings home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Owings real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Owings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Owings is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings who work in management occupations (19.53%), sales jobs (11.72%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.22%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Owings is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Owings 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, Owings has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Owings’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Owings 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.
One downside of living in Owings is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Owings, the average commute to work is 39.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Owings are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.67% of adults in Owings have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Owings in 2018 was $53,077, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,308 for a family of four.
The people who call Owings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owings residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Owings include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Owings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.