Beltsville, MD

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Living in Beltsville

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, Beltsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beltsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beltsville is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beltsville who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), maintenance occupations (8.70%), and sales jobs (8.62%).

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 34.29 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 population of Beltsville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.41% of adults in Beltsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beltsville in 2018 was $30,503, 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 $122,012 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Beltsville, accounting for 33.66% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Beltsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Beltsville include German, Irish, African, English, and Haitian.

In addition, Beltsville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.62%).

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