Bladensburg, MD


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Bladensburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,640 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bladensburg is the 86th largest community in Maryland.

Bladensburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.96%), maintenance occupations (8.90%), and sales jobs (8.25%).

In Bladensburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Bladensburg has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Bladensburg with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bladensburg in 2010 was $23,583, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,332 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 31.74% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bladensburg include African, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, Haitian, and Other Subsaharan African.

In addition, Bladensburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.30%).

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