Glenarden, MD


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Living in Glenarden

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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenarden who work in office and administrative support (13.05%), management occupations (10.51%), and food service (6.26%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.08 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

In terms of college education, Glenarden is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenarden in 2010 was $27,508, 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 $110,032 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glenarden include African, Jamaican, Liberian, and Sierra Leonean.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glenarden's cultural character, accounting for 17.45% of the city’s population.

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