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, Gwynn Oak isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gwynn Oak are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gwynn Oak is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gwynn Oak who work in office and administrative support (18.39%), sales jobs (9.35%), and management occupations (8.06%).

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 30.51 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.

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 percentage of people in Gwynn Oak who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.17% of adults in Gwynn Oak have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gwynn Oak in 2010 was $27,581, 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 $110,324 for a family of four. However, Gwynn Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gwynn Oak is a somewhat 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, Irish, English, and Italian.

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