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 93.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Derwood is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Derwood who work in computer science and math (17.13%), management occupations (11.87%), and teaching (9.97%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.95% 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.

In Derwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.23 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Derwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Derwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.53% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Derwood in 2010 was $38,706, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,824 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 Ethiopian, English, Irish, and Brazilian.

In addition, Derwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (38.73%).

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