District Heights, MD
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District Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,144 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, District Heights is the 118th largest community in Maryland.

District Heights is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, District Heights is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in District Heights who work in office and administrative support (25.85%), sales jobs (8.12%), and teaching (7.40%).

Also of interest is that District 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 District Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In District Heights, the average commute to work is 37.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The percentage of adults in District Heights with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.12% of adults in District Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in District Heights in 2010 was $26,761, 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 $107,044 for a family of four. However, District Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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