Odenton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 42,947 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Odenton is the 20th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Odenton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Odenton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.64 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Odenton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Odenton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Odenton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Odenton, 49.74% 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 2018 was $48,920, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,680 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Odenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.