Waldorf, MD
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Waldorf is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 71,762 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Waldorf is the fifth largest community in Maryland.

Waldorf is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waldorf is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waldorf who work in office and administrative support (16.42%), management occupations (10.94%), and sales jobs (9.38%).

Also of interest is that Waldorf has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Waldorf, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.19 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, Waldorf 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Waldorf area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Waldorf who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.52% of adults in Waldorf have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waldorf in 2010 was $36,467, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,868 for a family of four. However, Waldorf contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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