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.

Unlike some towns, Bladensburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bladensburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bladensburg is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bladensburg who work in office and administrative support (18.23%), sales jobs (9.13%), and maintenance occupations (6.77%).

In Bladensburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.99 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.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Bladensburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.38% 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 2010 was $23,630, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,520 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 29.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bladensburg include Trinidadian and Tobagonian, African, Other Subsaharan African, and Haitian.

Bladensburg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.22%.

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

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