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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (16.29%), management occupations (10.86%), and sales jobs (9.61%).

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.

One downside of living in Waldorf, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 40.02 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, 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.

In terms of college education, Waldorf is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.41% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waldorf in 2010 was $37,725, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,900 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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