Owings Mills, MD
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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 89.92% 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 (12.00%), sales jobs (10.54%), and management occupations (8.82%).

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.

Owings Mills is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Owings Mills enrolled in college, Owings Mills has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One downside of living in Owings Mills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Owings Mills, the average commute to work is 32.92 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.

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.

Owings Mills is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.73% of adults in Owings Mills 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 Owings Mills in 2010 was $33,585, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,340 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, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Owings Mills's cultural character, accounting for 20.27% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Owings Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.