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 92.21% 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 (18.95%), teaching (15.37%), and computer science and math (14.34%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.81% 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.

One downside of living in Derwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Derwood. 70.53% 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 $54,441, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,764 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. Derwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Derwood include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.

Derwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.70%.

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