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.

In Odenton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.53 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.

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, 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.