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 89.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Odenton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Odenton who work in management occupations (13.17%), office and administrative support (12.64%), and computer science and math (10.11%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Odenton, the average commute to work is 30.73 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 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 citizens of Odenton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.74% of adults in Odenton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Odenton in 2010 was $44,288, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,152 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.