Indian Head, MD
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Indian Head is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 3,857 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Indian Head is the 148th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Indian Head is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indian Head is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Head who work in office and administrative support (17.66%), management occupations (12.09%), and sales jobs (7.60%).

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

One downside of living in Indian Head is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Indian Head, the average commute to work is 41.76 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.

Despite being a small town, Indian Head has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Indian Head with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.24% of adults in Indian Head have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Indian Head in 2010 was $29,852, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,408 for a family of four. However, Indian Head contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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