Odenton, MD
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Odenton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 38,768 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Odenton is the 23rd largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Odenton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Odenton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Odenton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Odenton who work in management occupations (13.88%), office and administrative support (13.45%), and computer science and math (10.56%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Odenton. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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

One downside of living in Odenton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.53 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The education level of Odenton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Odenton, 46.93% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Odenton in 2010 was $44,505, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,020 for a family of four.

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

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