Crofton Maryland Case Study

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Crofton Maryland is a serene suburban town with a large population beautifully set up with a lot of green space. There are many little neighborhoods that have their own small playgrounds or parks. There are several shopping areas but the land is mostly dedicated to housing and schools. Crofton is quiet and peaceful most of the time, there is crime but it is generally nonviolent. Crofton is a beautiful and kind community that I am proud to say I grew up in.
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Crofton Maryland is a beautiful community with great schools and an increasing rate in population. Crofton is triangular in shape and is separated by three highways; Defense Highway, Davidsonville Road, and Crain Highway (Larossi, 2016). Crofton is about 5.02 square miles (City-data,
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Crofton first began as a private community in 1964 (Brown, 2016). Several years’ later part of the community formed the Crofton Civic Association to ensure that citizens are aware of the community and what is going on inside of it (Brown, …show more content…
It is comprised of the land roughly bounded by routes 3, 424, and 450.” -Dr. Joseph Brown, 2016
Crofton used to be a very small town, the only real landmarks were the highways surrounding it until recently when the population started to grow exponentially. In 2011 Crofton was rated eighty-two out of one hundred on Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live (Jenkins, 2011). Crofton has come a long way in size as well as reputation. The demographics of Crofton is simple, many people that live in Crofton have a similar socio-economic status. The population in 2010 was 27,348, now there are most likely more people (City-data, 2016). There is a fifty-fifty ratio of males to females with both genders having about 13,670 people (City-data, 2016). The median resident age is thirty-five years old (City-data, 2016), although there is a large range from newborns to elderly. Crofton is a predominantly white community with 73.9 percent of residents being only White, although 13.7 percent of residents are Black, 4.6 percent are Hispanic, 3.9 percent are Asian, 2.8 percent are of a mixed race, and the last .9 percent is categorized as other (City-data, 2016). In the population that is twenty-five and older, 96.5 percent of residents have their high school diploma or higher and 23.7 percent have their Graduate or professional degree (City-data, 2016). Also in the population

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