Glenarden, MD
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Glenarden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,326 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glenarden is the 114th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, Glenarden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glenarden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenarden is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenarden who work in office and administrative support (14.91%), business and financial occupations (7.79%), and management occupations (7.16%).

Also of interest is that Glenarden has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Glenarden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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

The overall education level of Glenarden is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenarden in 2010 was $25,159, 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 $100,636 for a family of four. However, Glenarden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Glenarden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenarden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glenarden include African, Jamaican, Haitian, and Guyanese.

In addition, Glenarden has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.80%).

The most common language spoken in Glenarden is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.