Glen Burnie is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 70,619 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Glen Burnie is the sixth largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glen Burnie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glen Burnie is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Burnie who work in office and administrative support (16.59%), sales jobs (10.51%), and management occupations (9.79%).
Also of interest is that Glen Burnie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Glen Burnie is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Glen Burnie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Glen Burnie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The population of Glen Burnie overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glen Burnie, 21.26% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Glen Burnie in 2010 was $31,019, 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 $124,076 for a family of four. However, Glen Burnie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Glen Burnie is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Burnie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Burnie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Burnie include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Glen Burnie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.