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 quite a few people in the armed forces living in Odenton, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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.

In Odenton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

Odenton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.74% of adults in Odenton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.