Hyattsville, MD
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Hyattsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 18,501 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hyattsville who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), management occupations (9.66%), and teaching (8.03%).

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.

In Hyattsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.38 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.

Even though Hyattsville 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.

In terms of college education, Hyattsville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.69% of adults in Hyattsville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Hyattsville in 2010 was $29,252, 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 $117,008 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. The greatest number of Hyattsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Hyattsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hyattsville include German, English, African, and Italian.

Hyattsville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.22%.

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