Derwood, MD
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Living in Derwood


Derwood is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,513 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Derwood is the 181st largest community in Maryland.

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

Derwood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Derwood is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derwood who work in management occupations (15.74%), teaching (15.20%), and computer science and math (14.98%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.79% 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.

One downside of living in Derwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Derwood, the average commute to work is 36.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Derwood has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Derwood is a pretty powerful place. 68.88% of the adults in Derwood 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 Derwood in 2010 was $47,495, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,980 for a family of four. However, Derwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of Derwood's cultural character, accounting for 40.66% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Derwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Portuguese.