Derwood, MD
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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 94.10% 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 computer science and math (13.24%), management occupations (13.00%), and teaching (9.99%).

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.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Derwood has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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.

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

In Derwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Derwood, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Derwood is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Derwood. 66.24% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Derwood in 2010 was $34,360, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,440 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 English, French , Ethiopian, and African.

In addition, Derwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.13%).

The most common language spoken in Derwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.