Ellicott City, MD
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Ellicott City profile


Living in Ellicott City


Ellicott City is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 75,947 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Ellicott City is the seventh largest community in Maryland.

Ellicott City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Ellicott City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Ellicott City is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ellicott City is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellicott City who work in management occupations (16.54%), computer science and math (12.75%), and teaching (9.07%).

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

Of important note, Ellicott City is also a town of artists. Ellicott City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ellicott City’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.34% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Ellicott City 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, Ellicott City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Ellicott City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.51 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Ellicott City is a pretty powerful place. 66.98% of the adults in Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City in 2018 was $57,603, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,412 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ellicott City's cultural character, accounting for 26.26% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Ellicott City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Langs. of India.