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 89.36% 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.

In Owings Mills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.82 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 Owings Mills is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Owings Mills, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Owings Mills is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.94% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Owings Mills's cultural character, accounting for 20.08% of the town’s population.

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