Capitol Heights, MD

Capitol Heights profile

Living in Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,514 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Capitol Heights who work in office and administrative support (16.10%), food service (9.73%), and business and financial occupations (6.46%).

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 38.21 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 percentage of adults in Capitol Heights with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.70% of adults in Capitol Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Capitol Heights in 2018 was $29,809, 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 $119,236 for a family of four. However, Capitol Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Capitol Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Capitol Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Capitol Heights include Guyanese, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, Jamaican, British West Indian, and Italian.

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