Glenarden, MD

Glenarden profile

Living in Glenarden

Glenarden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,143 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glenarden is the 114th largest community in Maryland.

Glenarden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Glenarden is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenarden who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), management occupations (9.20%), and food service (8.06%).

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.

One downside of living in Glenarden is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glenarden, the average commute to work is 35.89 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.

Even though Glenarden is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The overall education level of Glenarden citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.70% of adults in Glenarden have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Glenarden in 2018 was $35,777, 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 $143,108 for a family of four. However, Glenarden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glenarden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 White. Glenarden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glenarden include Nigerian, African, Ghanian, Jamaican, and Other Subsaharan African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glenarden's cultural character, accounting for 15.31% of the city’s population.

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