Capitol Heights, MD
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Capitol Heights is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,574 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Capitol Heights is the 137th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Capitol Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Capitol Heights is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Capitol Heights who work in office and administrative support (20.07%), sales jobs (10.20%), and business and financial occupations (7.53%).

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

One downside of living in Capitol Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.86 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 Capitol Heights, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Capitol Heights is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Capitol Heights are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.86% of adults in Capitol Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Capitol Heights in 2010 was $26,458, 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 $105,832 for a family of four. However, Capitol Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Capitol Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Capitol Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Capitol Heights include German, English, Irish, and British.

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