Glen Burnie, MD
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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.

Glen Burnie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Glen Burnie is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Burnie who work in office and administrative support (18.89%), sales jobs (11.02%), and management occupations (7.84%).

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.

Glen Burnie is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Glen Burnie citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.04% of adults 25 and older in Glen Burnie have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glen Burnie in 2010 was $30,221, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,884 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 Tagalog.