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.

Unlike some towns, Glen Burnie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glen Burnie are a mix 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 (18.01%), sales jobs (10.35%), and management occupations (8.84%).

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 percentage of adults in Glen Burnie who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.45% of the adults in Glen Burnie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glen Burnie in 2010 was $30,271, 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 $121,084 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.