Halethorpe is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 31,887 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Halethorpe is the 31st largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Halethorpe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Halethorpe is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Halethorpe who work in office and administrative support (15.20%), sales jobs (9.37%), and food service (7.55%).
Also of interest is that Halethorpe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Halethorpe is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Halethorpe, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Halethorpe is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.80% of adults 25 and older in Halethorpe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Halethorpe in 2010 was $28,095, 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 $112,380 for a family of four. However, Halethorpe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Halethorpe is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Halethorpe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Halethorpe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Halethorpe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.39% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Halethorpe include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Halethorpe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.