Gwynn Oak, MD

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Living in Gwynn Oak

Gwynn Oak is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 36,424 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Gwynn Oak is the 25th 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gwynn Oak who work in office and administrative support (15.93%), healthcare (7.20%), and sales jobs (7.14%).

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.

One downside of living in Gwynn Oak is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gwynn Oak, the average commute to work is 31.15 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Gwynn Oak use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Gwynn Oak‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Gwynn Oak is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.77% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gwynn Oak in 2018 was $29,765, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,060 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 African, Jamaican, Nigerian, Irish, and German.

Gwynn Oak also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.16%.

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