Thurmont, MD
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Thurmont is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,454 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Thurmont is the 113th largest community in Maryland.

Thurmont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Thurmont is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thurmont who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), teaching (12.27%), and management occupations (6.78%).

In Thurmont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Thurmont who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.63% of adults in Thurmont have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Thurmont in 2010 was $30,652, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,608 for a family of four. However, Thurmont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Thurmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thurmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thurmont include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Thurmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.