Owings Mills is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 31,530 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Owings Mills is the 34th largest community in Maryland.
Owings Mills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Owings Mills is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owings Mills who work in office and administrative support (11.45%), management occupations (10.50%), and sales jobs (9.78%).
Also of interest is that Owings Mills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Owings Mills, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Owings Mills provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
One downside of living in Owings Mills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.82 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, Owings Mills 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 subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Owings Mills area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Owings Mills are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.94% of adults in Owings Mills 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 Owings Mills in 2010 was $32,690, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,760 for a family of four. However, Owings Mills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Owings Mills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Owings Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owings Mills residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Owings Mills include German, Irish, English, and Russian.
Owings Mills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.08%.
The most common language spoken in Owings Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.