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, Indian Head isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Indian Head are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Indian Head is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Head who work in office and administrative support (19.00%), management occupations (9.74%), and food service (8.56%).

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 43.01 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.

Even though Indian Head is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Indian Head is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.00% of adults 25 and older in Indian Head have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Indian Head in 2010 was $27,592, 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 $110,368 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, Italian, and Dutch.

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