Average household income is $66K, a bit more than twice that of Watertown. Severn is far more racially diverse as well.
Both cities are represented by a Democrat in Congress although Anne Arundel County is often GOP leaning, having voted red in the 2010 Gubernatorial race.
That's Me Hiding Behind the Camera (Photo: Watertown Daily Times)Average homes in Severn sell at $328K, as is the case in much of the greater DC area.
However Sharon Addison's roots mirror Watertown. Schenectady, where her parents still live, is demographically similar to Watertown, as a former industrial city making a transition to a new economy.
The amount of time spent visiting NNY in recent years would suggest upstate NY is more her choice, although as we know people go where they have to go to make a living.
During the city manager search process, those candidates with local ties or some kind of affinity for upstate life stood out. Indeed all the finalists fell in that category.
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