Gwynn Oak, MD
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Gwynn Oak is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 37,291 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Gwynn Oak is the 24th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gwynn Oak is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gwynn Oak is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gwynn Oak who work in office and administrative support (18.29%), sales jobs (10.72%), and management occupations (8.02%).

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

In Gwynn Oak, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.87 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Gwynn Oak is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Gwynn Oak, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Gwynn Oak is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.00% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gwynn Oak in 2010 was $27,603, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,412 for a family of four. However, Gwynn Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gwynn Oak is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gwynn Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gwynn Oak residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Gwynn Oak include German, English, Irish, and Nigerian.

The most common language spoken in Gwynn Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.