Beltsville, MD
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Beltsville is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 17,631 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Beltsville is the 56th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Beltsville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Beltsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beltsville is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Beltsville who work in office and administrative support (16.68%), sales jobs (9.54%), and management occupations (8.29%).

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

One downside of living in Beltsville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.25 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.

In Beltsville, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Beltsville is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Beltsville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.97% of adults in Beltsville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Beltsville in 2010 was $28,378, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,512 for a family of four. However, Beltsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beltsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Beltsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beltsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Beltsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.01% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Beltsville include African, Irish, Jamaican, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Beltsville's cultural character, accounting for 37.30% of the town’s population.

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