Bladensburg, MD

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Living in Bladensburg

Bladensburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,408 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bladensburg is the 86th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bladensburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bladensburg is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bladensburg who work in office and administrative support (17.21%), maintenance occupations (10.42%), and healthcare suport services (7.29%).

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

One downside of living in Bladensburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bladensburg, the average commute to work is 36.60 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.

For a small town, Bladensburg has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Bladensburg exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Bladensburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.25% of adults 25 and older in Bladensburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Bladensburg in 2018 was $24,722, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,888 for a family of four. However, Bladensburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bladensburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bladensburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bladensburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Bladensburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bladensburg include African, Irish, Other Subsaharan African, German, and Sierra Leonean.

In addition, Bladensburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.73%).

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