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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waldorf is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.62%), management occupations (11.13%), and sales jobs (8.57%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waldorf, the average commute to work is 40.06 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, 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: 28.16% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waldorf in 2010 was $35,034, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,136 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 Polish.

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