Hyattsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 18,449 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Hyattsville is the 55th largest community in Maryland.
Hyattsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hyattsville is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hyattsville who work in office and administrative support (11.35%), maintenance occupations (9.51%), and teaching (9.48%).
Also of interest is that Hyattsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Hyattsville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hyattsville, the average commute to work is 36.17 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.
Despite being a small city, Hyattsville has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Hyattsville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.81% of adults in Hyattsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hyattsville in 2010 was $30,296, 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 $121,184 for a family of four. However, Hyattsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hyattsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hyattsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hyattsville, accounting for 36.62% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hyattsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hyattsville include German, Italian, English, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hyattsville's cultural character, accounting for 35.75% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hyattsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.